“For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us” (2 Corinthians 1:20).
One time, Smith Wigglesworth was called upon to pray for a woman who had died. “It’s no use,” some folks said, trying to discourage him, but he wouldn’t be discouraged. Rather, he started praying, and as he prayed, it seemed as though the heavens were locked up with bronze gates, thus, preventing his prayers from going through. The more he prayed, the more it seemed God was saying, “No, she is already dead; forget about it!”
Instead of allowing his senses dictate to him, he continued earnestly in prayer till he got the note of victory in his spirit. Suddenly he shouted, “Yes! Yes! Yes! She’s alive!” Then he stood her straight against the wall and said, “In the Name of Jesus, I command you to walk!” Instantly, the woman began to walk. Hallelujah!
God never says no. I’ve heard some people say, “God always answers every prayer either by saying ‘yes’ or ‘no’! He says “yes” if He honours your request, and “no” if He doesn’t! This sounds logical, but it sure doesn’t measure up with the Character of God and what the Bible says. The Bible shows that all the promises of God in Christ are all “yes” (2 Corinthians 1:20); not “yes sometimes,” and “no some other times.” In other words, if you ask according to His will, which means you ask in faith and in the Name of Jesus, His answer will definitely be a “yes.”
But if you ask with a heart full of doubt and unbelief, you’ve pushed the wrong codes, and that way, He won’t hear you. It’s like wanting to reach a friend on phone and dialling a wrong number. You’ll never be able to get through to him that way because even though you made a call, it was to the wrong number. So when you pray and don’t receive an answer it’s not because God said “no” to your request; He didn’t hear you because you were praying amiss. You weren’t praying in accordance to His will—His Word: “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us” (1 John 5:14).
Understand that God never refuses His kids any good thing; He never says “no”; it’s not in His nature to withhold any blessing from His children. Therefore when you face challenges and it seems the world is against you, just laugh, for your heavenly Father is more than willing to answer you speedily when you make your requests known to Him.
Dear Father, I thank you for hearing me always, and granting my heart desires each time I pray. I live joyfully everyday, knowing that all your promises to me in Christ Jesus are yes and amen; I’m living in the realities of my inheritance in Christ, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Proverbs 15:29; 1 John 5:14-15
(Taken by permission from Christ Embassy Church , aka Believer's LoveWorld Ministries , Lagos, Nigeria. www.ChristEmbassy.org )