This is Part 4 of the Series on PRAYER: If You Don’t Pray, God Can’t Move
Hebrews 4:12 - For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
The Word of God operates with surgical precision.
Do you remember getting into trouble with your mom, who seemed to have a sixth sense when you were up to something? I think most mothers have a built-in alarm system for their kids that alerts them to mischief. Mothers pinpoint with accuracy the look on a child’s face when something is amiss. The Word of God operates similarly, but with the surgical precision of a scalpel. It cuts through and pierces the core of our being. To put it simply, the Word of God is Accurate.
This week’s acronym word for prayer is ACCURATE. The precise accuracy of Scriptures is the reason our prayers can be effective. The writer of Hebrews understood this. He pointed out that the Word of God is first alive. When you pray the Scriptures, you’re praying a living breathing Word that has the power to change your situation around for the better.
As I mentioned in my previous post on “Prayer“, prayer is our way of communicating with the Lord. We communicate with God best when we pray His Word back to him. Praying God’s Word ensures you’re not praying boomerang prayers that bounce like a ball.
We can have confidence in praying because our prayers are being answered by the One who has all POWER. When we pray it binds the accurate Word of God to the omnipotent God to yield powerful results. There are 3 results that come from Praying the Scriptures:
3 Results from Praying Scriptures
- Pray with Confidence – The Apostle John said it best in 1 John 5:14 – when we pray, this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
We can pray with assurance that God is listening to us and He will answer our prayer. (2 Corinthians 1:20)
- Pray with Boldness – Hebrews 4:16 – Let us, therefore, come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Since the scriptures are so accurate, we can come boldly to the altar of our Heavenly Father and find mercy and grace in our time of need.
- Pray with Authority – Jesus has all power and authority – Matthew 28:18 -And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.” He transferred that authority to His disciples. (Luke 9:1; 10:19)
Throughout the Bible we see men and women of God using their authority to dismantle the enemy and to heal and help others through the power of God. We too have this authority to use in our prayer life. As we pray God’s Word, it is using our authority.
So as you go into your secret place go with the full assurance that you can pray with precision. As always,
Prayer: Lord, thank you for Your living, powerful and accurate Word that can pierce my heart and change my circumstances. In Jesus name! Amen.