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Aside from having access to answered prayers, remaining in Christ and His words "remaining" in us, express our sameness of nature with Christ. The terminology doesn't only denote our close, indivisible or inextricable union to Christ, it also wields the communication of divine life and grace, righteousness and holiness, fruitfulness and abundant provision, divine support and strength, and many more. So there's a lot to gain in Christ, as we feed on the Word regularly and live by it.

Reference: John 15:7 New Living Translation (NLT) "But if you remain in me and my words remain in you, you may ask for anything you want, and it will be granted."

Jesus always wants us to pray according to the will of His Father, and that is one of the reasons He instructed us to remain in Him and keep His words in us. That way, we may ask for anything we want, and it will be granted, because we function under the umbrella of God's will as we couple with the Word. Question: What is the will of God? It is the self-revelation of God the Father that reaches for us in this life as we abide in Christ, and it connotes a whole series of godly wisdom and revealed knowledge in the Scriptures, which give a lot of importance or add a weighty indication of values to our Christian faith.

2 Peter 1:3 (NIV) reads, "His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness." If God, by His divine power, has given us everything we need for godly life, then this implies that our prayers should be replete with godly wisdom. Got it? Notice that we receive all "through our knowledge of Him." You should be conversant with the Word so that you often become specific about choosing the versified passages you require for your prayer points, and then pray about them with confident assurance, and in line with the wisdom of the Scriptures.

When you are truly knowledgeable about the Scriptural truths or references connected to the desires you demand from God, it opens the door for the Spirit of truth to imbue your mind and influence your thoughts with unadulterated imaginations, and to dynamize your verbal entreaty, heartfelt declarations and prophetic utterances to become an effective prayer, as you present your request to God. But praying with "lack of adequate knowledge" of the Word could become an ineffective communication with God. Therefore, always aim to garner sufficient supply of Scriptural truths based on your requests.

Ideally, one of the ways to invite "outright" dominion over doubt and unbelief during and after prayer is never to be in the dark, when it comes to the Scriptures that reveal the will of God concerning your requests or entreaty, so you can pray with the accurate spiritual perception. Substantially, when the expressive and demonstrative dictions of your prayer language are deeply rooted in the Word, it implies that you are fervently praying the will of God, and so you are legitimately using the name of Jesus. As a result, an answered prayer becomes a manifestation of the divine will and purpose in your life.

Ephesians 3:20 says, "Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us" (NIV). Indeed, bear in mind that God does - not only more than we ask, but also, more than we can imagine. How excellent are the echoes of our desires, outstanding imaginations and precious images that cling around our hearts and swell to a crescendo within the tunnel of the mind during our prayer times! Don't take them for granted, because they will come to materialization as you pray effectively - in the name of Jesus. Shalom!

Scripture Reading - Job 6:8; John 14:13; 2 Corinthians 9:8; James 1:5.

Exuberant Declaration: Having put on the helmet of salvation by the virtue of new birth, I pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests, and I use the intelligence of the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, to always quantify my prayer requests for lasting, glorious results. By exercising my faith in Christ, I always receive whatever I ask for in prayer. Glory to God!


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