Answered Prayer Part 2

by General Author | 18 Jan 2016

Creflo Dollar Ministries - Daily Confessions

Your Right to Answered Prayer

As the righteousness of God, you don't have to beg God to hear and answer your prayers. You have a right to stand boldly in His presence and get all the answers you need. Begging does not motivate Him.

Many believers have a case of "mistaken identity." They mistake their relationship with God as a Master-to-slave, rather than a Father-to-child, relationship. They relate to Him like a slave relates to his owner. A slave begs and accepts whatever crumbs fall off of his master's table. A child, on the other hand, knows he has every right to live well, just like his father.

God can't and doesn't find pleasure in faithless prayer. Your prosperity and faith please Him (Psalm 35:27; Romans 1:17; Hebrews 11:6). Therefore, go into His presence with confidence knowing that you are His child and have every right to the best in life. As the righteousness of God, you deserve all He has to offer. You have a divine inheritance of good health, wealth and total life prosperity!

The Cry of the Righteous

Don't take lightly what the Bible says about your inheritance. "Righteousness" is more than a fancy Christian term. It is God's stamp of approval and the key to receiving your inheritance. Unless you are convinced that you are the righteousness of God, you will never develop the assurance that you can have answers to your prayers.

Psalm 34 will encourage you when it seems like your prayers are going unanswered. It is addressed to righteous people who seek the Lord and trust Him. Verses 15 and 17 in the New International Version say, "The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry…The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles."

The word cry in these verses is not referring to tears. It means to "call out for help." As the righteousness of God, when we call out to Him in faith, He hears us and delivers us from trouble. Why? Because He is always attentive to our voices and ready to respond when we're in trouble. The faith-filled cry of the righteous is a trigger that causes our Heavenly Father to move quickly on our behalf!

Jeremiah 33:3 is a promise from God which says, "Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things…." (The Amplified Bible). If you desire for God to do great and mighty things in your family, finances, health and other areas of your life, call on Him in faith. First John 5:14-15 says to have confidence, knowing that when you pray according to the will of God, which is the Word of God, He hears you. And when He hears you, He will grant your requests.

Praying according to the Word gets the Father's attention because He only responds to the language of His Word. It is your guarantee to getting results. You can count on it!