My, Devotion to Him #206

Verse Passage: Psalm 86:6-7 “Hear my prayer, Lord; listen to my cry for mercy. When I am in distress, I call to you, because you answer me.” – NIV

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has called out to God and said “Hear me. Hear my prayer Lord! Listen please.” I know I wasn’t the only one because David did this very thing. 

David called out and asked the Lord to hear him. Then David goes further and says “I call to you, because you answer me.” He didn’t say “sometimes you answer” or “I know you will answer” he had already gave confirmation and said “it’s because you answer me” David took himself out of the equation. I don’t want to confuse anyone but this is so powerful and we really must grasp this. 

There is a difference between “I know you will answer” and “It’s because you answer.” 

The first part is usually what we think, say, and hope for. We know that He will answer our prayer. But please read this very carefully. There will be times when you might not know if He will answer because there is doubt, maybe you are in uncertainty, maybe you are in uncharted waters and are not for sure about things. Maybe there is such a spiritual battle being waged against you and the odds are sorely stacked in favor of the opposition. “I know you will answer” leaves room for us to trip up. Because there maybe times when we are not for sure or we don’t know. I’ve been there. 

David however did something extremely powerful and interesting. He said “it’s because you answer” David was saying “I pray, because you answer.” Not because he knew God would answer but because God answered. 

This this is a two punch statement. 

  1. By saying “it’s because you answer” He took out himself. Thus taking out doubt in which could hinder us. By him saying “I pray because you answer” it was a statement equivalent to saying “The reason I pray is because you answer. It’s doesn’t matter what’s going on. I pray to you, God. Because you answer me.” David’s statement was a brave and confident one and just say “because you answer” from then it didn’t matter if David was uncertain or if he was in dark times, or alone. He prayed because God answers prayers. 

  1. By saying “because you answer” David declares and proclaimed victory already. He said “I call (pray) because you answer me.” David was already in the mindset that God is answering and had answered. You have to read this. “I call (pray) because you answer” David has already declared that God answers and proclaimed that when he prays God answers. 

This is so powerful if we would only grasp this right here. I believe this would truly be revolutionary to your spiritual thinking and prayer life. 

Another amazing thing David did was in Psalm 63:9 “Those who want to kill me will be destroyed; they will go down to the depths of the earth.” – NIV 

David from here proclaims and decrees that anyone and everyone who wants to kill him will be destroyed. He had affirmed Gods intervention. When he had done this he was saying this as a fact which is very powerful. 

God has made a promise to David and David believed God. When faith stands on the promise of God, it’s not presumption. When faith takes a stand it stands firmly. It’s proclaims the fact of that promise. And makes declarations of victory. 

Seek the Father out. The promises of God are true and declared by Him. Therefore no matter what comes against you, you can always stand on the solid truth and facts of the word of God. He has given you confirmation it’s time for you to take them to heart! 

God bless you all. 

Copyright © 2019 by Jacob Olinger

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