Showing posts from February, 2013

Seated in Heavenly Places

Do you sometimes feel your prayers aren’t going beyond the ceiling?   Maybe you’re tempted to think God isn’t hearing them at all.   If that’s the case, then let me share a simple truth that can help transform your prayer life. I’ve heard Christians talk about “bombarding” or “storming” the gates of heaven when praying.   Yet the gates of heaven aren’t closed at all to those who know the Lord.   Ephesians 2:6 says God has “raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.”   Spiritually speaking, you already have a position of authority in heaven. Unanswered prayers are not God’s fault.   Sometimes it’s due to our own disobedience such as not tithing (Malachi 3:8-10) or being in strife with our spouse (1 Peter 3:7).   Demonic opposition can also delay prayers from being answered.   The prophet Daniel fasted and prayed for 21 days until he received an answer that had been immediately sent to him by an angel (Daniel 10:12).   Under the N

It’s Not Too Late

As a young Christian, I had a fear of missing God’s plan for my life.   That was largely overcome through listening to a Joyce Meyer tape series a friend recommended called “No Fear Lives Here.”   One key point that really blessed me was God telling Joyce, “If you miss Me, I’ll find you.”   Soon I realized our walk with the Lord is not on a tightrope where it’s all over if we make one wrong move.   As long as we remain open to correction, God will gently guide us back in the direction He wants us to go. Once I heard Kenneth Copeland talk about a time he asked the Lord how much farther in ministry he would be if he had gotten saved at a younger age.   The Lord told Kenneth he would be exactly where he was at that time.   Of course, that’s not an excuse to procrastinate and purposely waste time.   J ames 4:14 says, “Whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow.   For what is your life?   It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away.” There are