Job 22:28 (CEV) He will do whatever you ask, and life will be bright.
The Lord has dealt the authority on earth to the Saint. Selah! No wonder in that Romans 05:17b (CEV), the Bible renders; “…God has been so kind to us and He has accepted us because of Jesus. And so we live and rule like kings.” Note that: We live and rule like kings in this world through our union with Christ Jesus.
In this authority, we are able to decree and declare what we desire to see established and it is done as we have asked. It’s from this view that our lead verse boldly declares that God will do whatever we ask. Yes, we are able to dictate the course of our lives, to alter situations and to make amendments in our worlds and situations. We have that authority, ours is to declare and it’s established.
However, it is important to understand that prior to our lead verse, there is a lot that the Spirit is ministering to us from verse 21 downwards (of the same book and chapter). For example; We need to allow the all-powerful God to be our all (vs.25) and also take His teachings to our heart (vs. 22). Therefore, our asking and decreeing is not out of the blues, but it ought to be in accordance to His teachings that have found a dwelling place in our hearts. Selah!
James 4:02-03 talks of us not having because we have not asked and when we do ask, we ask in error. No wonder we have a lot of believers spending numerous hours in prayers, some even obtaining the title “prayer warriors” but living very defeated lives. Why you ask? Because the asking is in error, the declarations are out of God’s will concerning you as a child of God.
The Lord does not take instructions from a man. He is God. Selah! But He responds to His Word in definite amazing ways. The only way He is going to do whatever you ask or decree is if it’s in accordance with His will and purposes outlined in His word. We must be given to hearing His sayings and taking them to heart, only then will we effectively activate our authority in this world.
FURTHER STUDY:Job 22:28(Msg)You’ll decide what you want and it will happen; your life will be bathed in light.
BOON NUGGET:The only way He(God) is going to do whatever you ask or decree is if it’s in accordance/agreement with His will and purposes outlined in His word.
Dear Lord in the Name of Jesus Christ, thank You for the authority given to me and that I am able to exercise the same in prayer. Thank You that through Your Word I learn to pray rightly and receive answers to my prayers. Amen