“I have been praying but God seem not to hear nor answer me”
This message is for someone that asked the above question and for you reading this message in case you ask same:
You have been praying for so long and it seems that God does not answer your prayers
And now you are asking yourself why you have to continue praying when God does not seem to hear nor answer your prayers.
The message is that God is assuring you that from the first day you started to wait on him and praying for this matter, God says He has been hearing the prayers and immediate answers have been given on your behalf.
Isaiah 65:24 “ Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear. “
The point is that you do not know the answers that God has been sending to your prayers, may be because they have not manifested physically directly to the point of your prayers.
Do you know that if not for the prayers that you have been praying, the enemy had planned worse against you but because you are fervent in prayer, God has been weakening the plans of the enemy against you and fighting your battle.
Another point to ponder on is that You did not know the extent the enemy had planned against you and the extent of damage the enemy had done before ever you started to pray over the physical issues that made you to pray.
There are three stages of satanic attacks that the enemy uses to accomplish the plan of destruction against the target.
This is in the book of John chapter 10 verse 10.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
So in this verse, the enemy is the thief and he has only three purpose against the target whether God’s children or any other.
The main and only purpose of the enemy is to destroy the target, and to achieve this the enemy launches three stages of satanic attacks.
- To Steal
- To Kill
- To Destroy, which is the final stage and main purpose why satan attacks.
But the good news is that Jesus comes for one main reason which is that those that believe in Him will have life to the fullest. Which means that those in Christ can never be destroyed but instead they will have life in abundance.
So, what happens in the life of a christian or a person that the devil has attacked and they are praying over the situation seeking for God’s divine intervention and salvation is that:
It depends on the stage of the satanic attack and the next stage they are ready to hatch against the target.
It may be that the enemy was still in the stage of stealing from the target and the target realised and started to pray, then suddenly they recover all that the thief has stolen even in seven folds.
Proverb 6: 31 “Yet if he is caught, he must pay sevenfold, though it costs him all the wealth of his house.”
The prayer of the saints availeth much and therefore, in prayer you pursue, overtake and recover all.
1 Samuel 30:8 – and David inquired of the LORD, “Shall I pursue this raiding party? Will I overtake them?” “Pursue them,” he answered. “You will certainly overtake them and succeed in the rescue.”
James 5:16 b “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”
But if the christian or the person under satanic attack was ignorant that the enemy was stealing from them and the enemy completely stole whatever that they targeted to steal : May be marriage, Finance, Health, Children, Spiritual Gift, Virtues or even entire destiny, then at this point the enemy is already launching the next level of satanic attack which is “To kill”.
If at this level, the christian or the person under satanic attack realised that things are not working in their lives as usual, that they lack things that usually they had in abundance or they should have, may be marriage, finance,health, children, fruitfulness, spiritual gift etc,
Then when they start to pray and sometimes even fast and pray over these issues, God immediately also comes into the scene because God is faithful in
His words. He said that when we call He will answer and in the books of Joel 2:32, Acts 2: 21, Romans 10:13 the word of God says: “And everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved;”
Joel 2:32 “And everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be deliverance, as the LORD has said, even among the survivors whom the LORD calls.”
So therefore, God heareth prayers and He answers us whenever we call on him as he said in Psalm 50:15 “And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.”
What happens to this child of God that is praying and may be also fasting at this stage of his/her life , is that God begin to answer the prayers according to the situations and the circumstances that surround the child of God or the person under the satanic attack who is now a victim already.
God will be fighting double battle on your behalf:
First to prevent the enemy from achieving his second stage of the attack which is to kill what he had stolen.
Second is to restore that which the enemy had stolen.
In doing this God begins to channel the warfare accordingly and also to prepare the faith of the victim and as all these are going on the child of God who is praying and fasting does not see the immediate manifestation of God’s answer to his/her prayers and he/she keep asking questions.
But the point is that the case of that person would have been worst if he/she hadn’t started to pray over the circumstance because the enemy would have gone to the next level of killing what he has stolen.
The Second Stage of Satanic Attck is To Kill
What if the christian or the person that the enemy has subjected to attack has been ignorant still and the enemy had stolen from them and also killed the loot?
The devil will rejoice and re enforce to bring the last stage to accomplishment which is to destroy the victim completely. This destruction may include spiritual destruction, physical destruction and may also lead the person to hell fire if they die without repentance and salvation.
Some people or christians may continue in ignorance or confusion over what has been happening to them and watching the enemy steal from them and also killed what they stole leaving the victim in a worse condition and hopelessness and by God’s grace they may realise that their ordeal
was the handiwork of the enemy. 1 Peter 5:8 the adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.
If at this stage, the christian or the person under satanic attack realised that things in their life are already dead, may be marriage, finance, health, children, fruitfulness, spiritual gift etc, And they start to pray. As usual, God will also come into the scene and start the work of salvation which is the very reason why Jesus Christ came into this world: 1 John 3:8 b “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.”
God will start to answer the prayer of the saint who has repented of his sins and unfaithfulness to God which allowed the enemy to start the attack in the first place. Because the bible says in the book of Ecclesiastes 10:8 “He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him.”
In this circumstance and stage, God will be fighting triple battle on your behalf that entails three stages of salvation:
Firstly, God will be fighting on your behalf to save whatever that has been killed and also your soul from destruction. To prevent the enemy from achieving the final stage of the purpose.
Secondly, God will be fighting on your behalf to revive whatever the enemy has killed in your life.
Thirdly, God will be fighting to restore back whatever the enemy has stolen from you in 100 fold as He did for Job.
God will restore you to the extent that it will be like you were in a dream.
Psalm 126:1 When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.
So understanding the faithfulness of God is the key here, knowing that God will never fall short of His words. There is nothing God has spoken that he will not bring to pass. If he said He will bless you then He must bring it to accomplishment because He is able to do it
With God all things are possible.
If you are praying for anything, continue with your prayers and even pray more because if only God can open your spiritual eyes to see what has been happening in the spiritual realm since you started to pray, then you would have have jumped up in awe and star to praise God for the victories he has given you.
God is telling you now to stand still and do not faint and you will soon experience the salvation of the Lord.
It is not as if God does not hear your prayers, because He does and at the right time, He will make all things beautiful in your life.
Psalm 34:17 The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.
Joel Chapter 2:
25 “I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten— the great locust and the young locust,
the other locusts and the locust swarm — my great army that I sent among you.
26 You will have plenty to eat, until you are full, and you will praise the name of the Lord your God, who has worked wonders for you; never again will my people be shamed.
27 Then you will know that I am in Israel, that I am the Lord your God, and that there is no other;
never again will my people be shamed.
Praise God. Hallelujah !
Bro. Obinna Ejianya