Fresh Hope – Day 58

Daniel had been praying and fasting for 3 weeks when the Angel of the Lord appeared to him, explaining that his prayers had been heard in Heaven since the first day that he had prayed, but the answer had been delayed for 21 days. (Daniel 10:12-14)

 

When you pray in alignment with God’s will, He hears.

 

You can rest assured that you have set something in motion in the supernatural, even if you can’t see anything happening in the natural.

 

Straight after Church this past weekend, a man came to share with me about a significant breakthrough that he had received following his decision to pray and fast.

 

He was owed a substantial amount of money from 2013, but had resigned himself to the fact that he was not going to get it.

 

A few days into the fast, he received a call from his solicitor to say that the money was going to be in his account that day. However, to the man’s surprise, the solicitor went on to say that he was not happy with the amount and was going to ask for double on the man’s behalf.

 

A few days later, the man received double what he had been owed!

 

What an amazing encouragement today to anyone that is praying and fasting for a breakthrough…

 

For this man, it was worth the 2-year wait, but notice that it only happened as he started to get serious about it in prayer and fasting.

 

Today… be humble, be persistent and be specific.

 

There are no rewards for praying vague prayers, no matter how spiritual they may sound.

 

Jesus put it like this…

 

Matthew 6:5-8 ‘And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.’

 

Remember… delay is not denial.

 

Pastor Mark

 

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