Job 11:7-8 “Can you solve the mysteries of God? Can you discover everything about the Almighty? Such knowledge is higher than the heavens—and who are you? It is deeper than the underworld—what do you know?
We are still contemplating the subject of prayer. However, over the next few days, we will be looking at the mysteries of prayer. Have you found prayer to be mysterious? I have found prayer to be mysterious. Rev.10:7 “but in the days when the seventh angel is to blow his trumpet, the mystery of God will be fulfilled, as he announced to his servants the prophets.” (NRSV). Until this happens, we are going to have to navigate our lives through the mysteries of God. While there are some comfortable mysteries of prayer, there are also some uncomfortable mysteries of prayer we will be examining in days to come. Until the final and seventh angel sounds the trumpet, and all the mysteries of God are unravelled before mankind, we will have to learn how to navigate the mysteries of God.
Some things are totally mysterious; there are things that we will not understand until we get to heaven. If anyone says he or she has all the answers, check, has the seventh angel blown the trumpet? It is precisely because of the mysteries surrounding God that a lot of people do not want to pray. ‘Man’ always wants to be in control. However, God is mysterious and there are mysteries that man cannot control when it comes to the things of God. So, a lot of people prefer to opt-out of engaging with God or with prayer. When it is the mystery surrounding God and the things that should actually draw us closer to Him, in search of answers.
These mysteries should actually make us ask, and we will receive, make us seek and we will find. The mysteries should make us knock and the doors will be opened. These mysteries should make us pray. Prov.25:2 “It is God’s privilege to conceal things and the king’s privilege to discover them.” There are things about your destiny that were deliberately hidden and until you search them out, they remain hidden. We are kings and priests, and it is our privilege to search them out. The difference between two people is the truth they have sought out, probably about themselves, or about their destiny, or the truth about their God.
We will explore a few mysteries of prayer in the coming days. The first is this, Mysteriously It Seems That God Will Not Act Unless We Pray. It is totally mysterious that God, the Maker of the heavens and the earth, the All-Powerful God somewhat restricts Himself to our prayers. Can God act outside of our prayers? Of course, but in most cases, God will not act in spite of our prayers. Genesis 20:3-7 [please read]. Sometimes, with God, you have to plead your case. God said Abimelech was innocent and he will live, but for that to happen, somebody that is in connection with God has to pray for him. God could have resolved it with Abimelech, but God would not do anything till Abraham asked. God seems to be limited to our prayers and this is truly mysterious.
Prayer: Holy Spirit, please help me pray always and never give up, help me pray the heart of my Father, in Jesus Name. Amen!