Effective Prayer Part 8
5 Reasons for Delay in Answered Prayer
Sunday, June 14, 2020
A.Delay Is Not Denial
1.Pray and don’t quit until you have it.
a.(Luke 18:1-8 GNT) This is a comparison by contrast parable.
~God answers prayers quickly but some amount of time may transpire between the “ask” and the manifestation. Delay does not mean denial!
~Stay in faith! Keep speaking to your mountains!
b.(Matt. 7:7-11) The A. S. K. process.
~Ask, Seek, Knock – job, career, spouse, etc.
~Do your due diligence!
c.(Jas. 5:16b AMP) “…The earnest heartfelt, continued prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available dynamic in its working.”
2. 5 reasons for delay in answered prayer:
#1 Some delay is demonic.
~(Dan. 10:1-14 GNT) demonic opposition
~(Eph. 6:10-12; 1 Thess. 2:17-18)
#2 Some delay is divine.
~Some situations, people or things must be changed, repositioned or developed.
#3 Some delay separates God given desire from passing whims. (Ps. 37:3-5)
#4 Some delay may help refine your request.
~Shonia and I wanted business but through prayer found out it was ministry.
#5 Delay prepares me for the answer and more.
~(Eph. 3:20 AMP; Matt. 14:20-21)
[Pastor Lee Stokes]