** **, greatly beloved…My Divine Son Jesus was tempted by Satan to desire His Own will rather than the will of God in that which He was to suffer. He won the victory over Himself in the Garden that night, setting an example for you to follow, saying, “Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, then not My will, but Your will be done.” [Father God…Heb 2:18; Matt 26:42]
My beloved child, I assure you…You may have this confidence in approaching God: If you make any request in agreement with My will, I shall hear you. And since you know that I will hear you in whatever you ask, you may be sure, beyond the shadow of any doubt, that I shall grant you the request that is in agreement with My will you have made of Me. [1 John 5:14]
Don’t you know, ** **? Don’t you understand? I always act in accordance with My Own purposes and will. Don’t be deceived…you cannot manipulate Me into granting your request by your “little boy/little girl faith” that tells me how good and how faithful you have been, and so therefore you presume I will thereby grant your request. [Dan 4:35; Isa 46:9-10; 14:24, 27]
Many of My children have been deceived by false prophets into believing they can come to Me with an “Aladdin’s lamp faith” whereby their “great faith” that I will most certainly grant their wish becomes My command to do so. They have been sadly misled into presuming that their so called “faith” is what moves the hand of God, rather than My Own will. [Ps 33:6, 9-11]
Still others of My children come into My Presence with an “arrogant faith” that intends to “bind Me to My promises“…like a little lawyer, prepared with case history, to present an ironclad case against Me and presume I have no choice but to honor their demand. All of this is an attitude of arrogance and insolence; I act strictly in accordance with My Own purposes and will. [Job 9:3-4,14-15]
Precious child! Genuine faith makes no presumptions concerning My work and My will; has no expectations as to what the results will be. It assumes no responsibility for the results; that is rather for Me to consider. Faith’s only responsibility is to respond to every leading of My Spirit, and to cooperate with the Power of His enabling grace in doing so. [Rom 4:19-25]
Child of the Most High God! Please heed this warning of My Holy Spirit…
Beware of the false prophets and teachers who preach the so called “prosperity gospel” and/or the “name it and claim it” gospel. These are both phony gospels that presume God is obligated to give you what you want if you ask for it “in faith, not doubting.” It presumes that you are able to control God’s actions by your “faith.”
Beware of the false prophets and teachers who teach that My children should never suffer…that God will always heal, restore, and deliver. My Scripture is continually misapplied: “By His stripes, we are healed.” My children are erroneously being taught that you never need remain in the fire of affliction…that God will deliver you from the fire. All you have to do is rub your “Aladdin’s lamp” and…POOF!…God appears in a big cloud, bowing before you: “Your wish is My command.” All you need is to pray in “faith” for God’s deliverance, and claim that it is done. You are taught to go around thanking God, and praising Him, for having delivered you…but you have not been delivered! You are told to live in this fantasy world, pretending that it is done…that you are delivered! You are told to claim the victory…as done, in the name of Jesus. You are told not to receive the affliction…really, to deny its existence. The doctor tells you, “You have cancer,” and you pray for healing and then say, “I don’t receive that diagnosis,” and refuse to undergo treatments. When deliverance doesn’t happen, you are told that you don’t have enough faith. You are told that the fact that there is no deliverance is proof of your lack of faith. You are told by these false prophets and teachers that if you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you would be healed; that the fact of your non-deliverance is proof that you don’t have sufficient faith. When deliverance does not come, your attitude becomes “God does not hear or answer [my] prayer. God has abandoned me. There is something wrong with me. I don’t have enough faith.” Whatever faith you had, you begin to let it slip away…until you really do have no faith at all. In these last days, ** **, you are being taught that faith and deliverance always work hand in hand. And so you never learn what God really had in mind for you…[it wasn’t deliverance]… and then you become disheartened and disillusioned.
Millions of My children have been led astray by these false prophets and teachers, with their phony “prosperity gospel” and their “name it and claim it” gospel. Woe unto them, for in that great and terrible Day of the Lord, they will have to stand before the One Whose eyes are like blazing fire and give an account for what they have done!
Please don’t misunderstand, My child. It is not wrong to ask God to heal, restore, deliver. I am well able to do these miraculous works on your behalf when it is My will to do so. It is wrong to think I must do these things when you ask, and to think I have no other purpose in mind but to heal, restore, and deliver. Let me assure you again, ** **: you may have this confidence in approaching God…If you make any request in agreement with My will, I shall hear you. And since you know that I will hear you in whatever you ask, you may be sure, beyond the shadow of any doubt, that I shall grant you the request that is in agreement with My will you have made of Me.
I have told you these things, ** **, so that in Me you may have perfect peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration, but take courage and remain undaunted! For I have overcome the world; I have deprived it of power to harm you, and have conquered it on your behalf! [John 16:33]
The Lord is my Shepherd: