whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, He will give it to you. Hitherto, have ye asked nothing in my name: ask and ye shall receive, that your joy maybe full” (John 16:23-24).
The day that Jesus spoke of is not a twenty-four hour day, but a dispensation, a season, a set time in which you could make requests and receive answers to your prayers. Thanks be unto God, this is the set time. We have come into that day that Jesus was referring to. We have the privilege of being able to pray and receive answers instantly. It is the Father’s delight to answer your prayers; it is His good pleasure to give you the wonderful treasures of the kingdom (Luke12:32).
Therefore never doubt His willingness to answer you speedily when you pray. He has ordained you to receive answers to your prayers that your joy maybe full, therefore go ahead and make your request known to the Father, and He will grant you the desires of your heart.
As Christians, we’re the first examples of the life we’ve received in Christ to the people around us. It’s not enough for us to preach and teach from the Word; we are living epistles of the Gospel and our lives must radiate the glory of God’s Word in us, to those around us.
The prophets wrote so much about the Messiah, and Jesus fulfilled every single prophecy – He lived beyond the written pages of the books. The Word goes beyond the letters; it’s meant to be alive and to minister life to people. This was why God wasn’t pleased with the scribes, pharisees and doctors of the Law. They didn’t practice what they preached and there was no life in what they taught. When Jesus picked up the same Scriptures these folks taught, the words leapt out of the books, so much so that many people were amazed at His doctrine and testified that He spoke as one with authority (Mark 1:22). Jesus showed God alive in His days on earth; so did the apostles, and their works recorded in the Scriptures are a testimony.
Reveal the Lord in you to your world today. Let the Word so dominate you that your life becomes a living epistle!
As you meditate on the Word, there is a transformation, a metamorphosis that takes place in your life. For example, if a poor person keeps at studying and confessing the Word regarding his inheritance and riches in Christ, his life will be compelled to go in that direction. That is the transforming ability of God’s Word; it comes to you with the capacity and power to make you exactly what it says.
If you desire a change, don’t despair. Get into the Word and locate the Scriptures that deal with that situation and begin to meditate on them. There will be a transformation; a positive change will be effected in your life!