Prayer is the potential duty of man. To not pray is death. By prayer we cohabitate with God in the eternal habitat, giving birth to possibilities in time. Man is wired to know God in His heart and live on this side of eternity as true expression of God. Prayer is the medium to establish these dimensions and more
Prayer will first make you before you make it
Matthew 6:17-18 KJVAAE “But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; that thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”
Man was designed to bear this glorious fruit called God in his vessel on this side of eternity
Necessity is laid upon man to interface with his creator in order for true expression to be established. The duty of man is to drink with God from the same cup but not to find an oasis in the desert, not to hung onto things, nor self. This is our potential duty. It is inherent in us to be conscious of God and seek Him like the way deers pants for water in the wilderness. It is the potential duty of a deer to find living streams in his habitat so God gave it the ability to smell the scent of water even from afar. This is why they pants for water; to drink freely and continue their natural order as designed by God
In the same plane, mango trees are supposed to bear mango fruits, being exposed to water and sunlight. Maybe more. The issue with humans is that the fall, through Adams rebellious act of partaking from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil has mutated our design. Sin entered the world and death spread everywhere, damaging a perfect union between God and man. Our soul structure was distorted and became a dwelling place of evil, influencing a deep longing and a chasing after vanity. Sin cluttered and reshaped our potential duty to mingle with God and bear fruit that is worthy of Him.
Our corrupted souls stands in the presence of things; seeking fullness from such a false reality, an illusion.
Prayer is much deeper than the notion we have in our religious head. Whenever you hear prayer then it’s about a sudden problem we have to bring before God. Yes, God promises us, to cast our cares upon Him but our cares are not the ultimate of prayer. The priority of prayer is our participation in God. Prayer set the stage for mortals to mingle in the presence of a Holy God until we are constantly permeated with His essence. This was the place Adam functioned before the fall. He didn’t have to pray and request things. He prayed into fellowship as an entity of God in the earth plane
Do we drink water because we become thirsty? That is far from that. We drink water because we are designed to have a certain amount of water in our system. [I don’t know all the sciences concerning water and man but I know we need it] To not drink is against the natural order of your body. We drink because we are designed to drink whenever we want to. We pray because eternity has been established in our hearts to make contact with God, who dwells in eternity. If you see prayer this way you will be constrain by an organic love to be in the presence of your Father in heaven.
It is on the basis of our identity we return to God, our nature, all the time
One of the secret things I have learned through prayer is that your relationship with God in the secret place will first make you. When I say make you… what I mean is that there are so many things in our lives that needs proper adjustment and alignment in order for us to walk into victory. Through the presence of God, such hidden matters of our souls which are a reproach to God and our profiting are straighten or cured by God. Addictions, weakness, doubts, unbelief, sin, dejections and worries, just to mention a few. These are items of the dark eternity that limits the effulgence of God in our lives. Sometimes, we come to God for, let’s say monetary gains, and patiently He works wisdom into our hearts and deal with all the hidden layers of limitations within us instead of giving you the monetary freedom.
You went to God for money but didn’t get it on time, yet in your constant pursuit and hunger for His presence, He laid you on the altar and chiseled something special into your heart, which was necessary for your spiritual journey. Your profiting became evident to all because the Lord has touch you where necessary. The prophet Isaiah talks about a certain renewal that takes place in hearts of all who waits upon the Lord. They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They mount up with wings like eagles. But to mount up with wings like an eagle will sometimes takes days, weeks, months or years. This is the enterprise of prayer that requires perseverance. Stay there, in the secret place, never to worry about anything because God is making you into something that may take you months to notice.
God, He make you in the secret place before you make it in the public terrain
I have also learned that in the secret place God begins to place demands upon our flesh, requiring your obedient response. Many quit the duty to stay in the natural environment of prayer because their goal was not fellowship and transformation. They have their own religious idea that prayer is all about announcing your petitions before the altar of God like a man before an idol. No, our God will talk to you. He will pour His heart into your spirit. Sometimes, He will not answer your questions but lay a burden upon your heart to test your heart of love. Those burdens if executed with reverence will launch you into the next level of His purpose. As if He will be done with you when you have faithfully executed His will. Oh, the Spirit will continue to press into your soul and demand more from you, until you have yielded your life completely to His purpose. You went for healing. Now He is prompting you to evangelize in your community. You went for strength but now He’s telling you to be kind to someone you don’t like or intercede for your nation or a family you do not know. And you will be wondering if your own issue is not a necessity to Him.
Many has been pushed to the presence of God through a very critical situation and for months their problem were alive as coals of fire and the currency of the Spirits peace, love, faith, and patience sizzling in their hearts is unbelievable. Such men may be healed at a later time but they became better men than before and their community could testify of their profit. This is how God sometimes rewards our obedience and patience in His presence. Do you see this dimension of prayer? This is the matured realm of spiritual men who go to the secret place to seek the burdens of God to execute it. You don’t have any reason to pray?Then you have lost your natural design through this evil age. May the Spirit of God stir you up to return to the arms of your loving Father and of His Christ. Stay blessed in His presence. [See Luke 18:1]