When you persist in prayer even when you cannot see the answer, it’s because you still believe God will answer.
But when you stop praying because you haven’t seen the answer yet,it’s because you don’t believe God will still answer.
And because you don’t believe,you will not receive, not because God is unfaithful but because you have unbelief.
Satan steals your answer from you.
Previously I had shared a vision God had shown my sister in Christ,Anna.
She saw herself in a room filled with beautifully wrapped gift boxes.
They filled the room all the way to the roof and were in different sizes.
They were all wrapped so beautifully like people wrap gifts.
So she wondered what this was.
Then the Lord told her that all these boxes were the gifts God had sent from heaven for His children as answers to their prayers,but satan had intercepted them and stolen them before God’s children could receive.
He stole the answers by planting unbelief,and the people stopped praying before they could receive the answer because they disbelieved God and thought He cannot answer them.
“Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”
They didn’t know that the answer had already been dispatched from heaven in the spiritual realm.
But because they disbelieved and gave up praying,they ended up not receiving.
Satan stole their answers and locked them away in that room!
Those people will keep thinking God didn’t send an answer, yet He did because He’s faithful,but they had moved from the place where the answer had been dispatched,the place of faith.
They went away, having given up and Satan came and stole their blessing!
Satan lives in the spiritual realm and can see when the answer is released.
And that is the time he discourages the most.
That’s why it seems darkest just before the break through.
His aim is to make you move and give up in unbelief so that he can steal what you laboured for so much in prayer.
That’s why Jesus wants us to pray until we receive the answer.
So that satan will not steal what belongs to us.
Anyone who asks receives.
Sometimes you receive immediately,other times you must persist and wait but you will still receive.
Don’t listen to satan who is a thief and discourages you so that he can steal your answer.
Listen to Jesus instead.
On His part, God is always faithful to release the answer.
But can we faithfully keep believing until we receive?
In the book of Daniel,we read of how Satan tries to block the answers of God’s children even after they are already dispatched.
But when we continue to pray,we defeat him and receive our answers from the Lord.
“Then he said to me, “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words.
But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia.”
Jesus emphasized that we receive answers when we persist in prayer, continuing to believe.
“Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart,
saying: “There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man.
Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, ‘Get justice for me from my adversary.’
And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘Though I do not fear God nor regard man,
Yet because this widow troubles me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.’ ”
Then the Lord said, “Hear what the unjust judge said.
And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them?
I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”