Isaiah 22:25 – In that day says the Lord Almighty, “the peg driven into the firm place will give way; it will be sheared off and will fall, and the load hanging on it will be cut down.”The Lord has spoken.
1 Corinthians 14:15 – So what shall I do now? I will pray with my spirit, but I will also pray with my mind; I will sing with my spirit, but I will also sing with my mind.
Anything done without understanding is religion. Breakthroughs and solutions come at the point of understanding, we exchange the knowledge that God has given to His servants. A prayer is done in two levels; prayer in the spirit and prayer with understanding. A prayer done by a man without understanding is a weak prayer because it lacks faith and it is full of doubt. You won’t understand God’s position in a matter you are addressing if your prayer is weak. You cannot continue to knock, continue to pray because what you are praying for is permitted by God to be asked.
A lot of people have a weak prayer life because they lack understanding. When you don’t know what’s in store for you in the realms of the spirit then you don’t have any pressure to put for you to access what is in the realm of the spirit. That is why you are not able to endure fasting when fasts are called for, that is why you are not able to separate yourself and be in the wilderness praying for things that concern you. You have to force yourself to do things you don’t like; it’s difficult to enjoy anything you don’t understand. It’s difficult to endure anything you don’t understand and if ever you are going to endure anything you going to have to understand. I believe the Cross was not a good place for Jesus to go, however He had to way to the will of God that He may go to the Cross; not because it was something He was enjoying but it was something He understood. When you understand you can endure something you don’t enjoy knowing the joy that can be found ahead of the Cross.
Hebrews 12:2 – Let your eyes fix on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Jesus saw the joy that was set ahead on the Cross. It was set before Him to endure the Cross because He knew He could not go and sit at the right Hand of the Father if it wasn’t through the Cross. Prayer will never be an exciting exercise at any given time in life. You can watch a movie for 2 hours but you can hardly pray for 2 hours. You can converse with your friend for the rest of the night and be surprised that it’s morning but you can’t converse with God. Prayer can’t be enjoyed but only endured. We can only endure prayer when we get an understanding of what we can obtain ahead of afflicting yourself and enduring prayer for a time. The reason why people don’t pray is that they don’t understand, they go ahead to pray without understanding.
Have you ever seen people tattooing their bodies but they don’t understand why. They are only copying what they saw someone else doing. A prayer of understanding is a prayer that will be made with the will of God. Is it the will of God for you to suffer? Is it the will of God for you to be sick? What does the Scripture say, because we only obtain understanding from our spiritual Book. We have to have supporting scriptures. You can only get God’s position in a matter when you hear from Him. The most powerful prayer that will be made by someone that knows what the will of God says about such a matter. Emotions won’t move God, God will only be moved by His Word. God is arrested by His Word. If you know the will of God and you pray to God referring Him to what He said in His Word, I tell you that you will arrest Him. The Bible says God honours His Word more than His Name. You must know that praying with a scripture or referring to a story in the Bible is reminding God of what He promised you through someone in the Bible. You are arresting Him right there to say ‘You agreed now I am here, may You fulfill what You said to me’. Most people have weak prayer lives and don’t have results because they are like children in their understanding. You don’t need to be childish in your understanding. Lack of understanding causes people to be stuck. I pray for you today that your understanding will be opened so that you may fight for things that you know are your rights according to God. If you don’t have understanding, you will accept things you are not supposed to accept and refuse things that you are supposed to accept. Desire for God to give you a strong understanding so that you may pray from a point of understanding.
1 Corinthians 14:20 –Brothers, stop thinking like children. In regard to evil be infants, but in your thinking be adults.
Genesis 26:1 – Now there was a famine in the land, besides the earlier famine of Abrahams’ time and Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines in Gerar.
Some of your issues are connected to a deep history but you don’t want to get understanding of them. The situation you are facing is the same that your father faced. The history around your situation shows what’s happening is a generational problem. There is nothing new under the sun but you want to ignore what is happening. You need to address those issues or they will catch up with you. We can unlock our future by understanding our past. There are certain things that will pursue you; your father’s enemy is your enemy. You cannot outsmart demonic things. Demons can’t be outsmarted by decisions; they can be defeated by the power of the Holy Ghost. You are accusing wrong things yet there are demons and curses that are flowing in the bloodline of your family. Why are you keeping quiet? Why are you content? Curses will never go away until they are addressed. The influence or the demons will never stop until they are addressed. Ignoring a demon will not make it go away. Don’t be deceived that you are an exception to such things. The fact that it happened to Abraham and Isaac, it can happen to you. Nothing spiritual just goes away until it is addressed and removed. That peg that is fastened in a sure place in your life must be removed.