How You Can Persevere For It
Breakthrough Prayer 3 – How Does
Breakthrough Prayer 3 – How Does A Person Persevere In
When Heaven is Silent
Here in Part 3 of Breakthrough Prayer we look at how a
person can persevere for breakthrough with the following scripture:
Matthew 7:11 (NIV)
11 If you, then, though you are
evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your
Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!
1. The believer must come to God as his Father.
Christ explicitly tells us how to come to God.
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a. We must
come to God as "Our Father which is in heaven." The words "in heaven"
acknowledge His sovereignty. God is able to do whatever we ask, and we are to
expect Him to grant our requests.
We must come to God as we come to an earthly father: freely and
openly, communicating and fellowshipping. And we are to come often, not
neglecting the love, respect, and trust due Him.
Note the words "how much
more." Whatever earthly parents are, God is much more. He is much more as a
Person and as a Father. He knows each of our prayer requests and He has the
knowledge, intelligence, wisdom, and power to grant them.
God has taken the initiative to create the family
relationship with us. He has adopted us as children of God. Therefore, we can
come to Him in prayer with much more trust and confidence than we can to our
But we must persevere for breakthrough prayer
Breakthrough Prayer: The Secret of Receiving What You Need from God we do not
know what is going on in the spiritual realm or what all God may have to put in
place for our prayers to be answered. If we lack perseverance in our prayers we
are really showing God we are not really that interested in having the prayer
The Power of Persistence: Breakthroughs in Your Prayer Life
God is love (1
16). He is so loving He compares His love and tenderness to that of a mother
66:13). He desires that we strive for breakthrough prayer with Him. He
understands the spiritual warfare of everyday life for us and His heart’s desire
is for us to persevere for breakthrough prayer as we go through the day.
"For ye have
not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the
Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth
witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God" (Romans
Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as
we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which
cannot be uttered" (Romans
"But when the
fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made
under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the
adoption of sons. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his
Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father" (Galatians
- The believer must come to God for good, wholesome
That is, things that are
beneficial, honorable, needful qualities and not in excess of what we need;
things that are decent, moral, clean, honest, clean-living, upright, good and
healthy for our body, soul and spirit. We can persevere all we want for
breakthrough prayer, but if our prayers are for anything other than the above,
they will not be answered.
Praying God's Will for Your Life
Think about it – If you were to
ask your earthly father for things that were unclean, immoral, dishonest or
things that would have a negative impact on your life, should he give it to
you? Of course not!
Earthly fathers are human and
sometimes carnal, and some fathers are even deliberately evil. But our heavenly
Father desires breakthrough prayer with Him and is showing us that it takes
perseverance for that to happen.
Note three things about
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fathers sometimes make mistakes in what they give. They can and do give
stone and serpent-like things to their sons, not deliberately, but mistakenly.
They are simply deceived by what the world calls acceptable and good.
But God is
not deceived. God gives only "good things," things which are truly wholesome and
beneficial. If we ask for that which is wrong and harmful to us, God will
quickly and pointedly say, "No," or else He will give what is really needed.
fathers are sometimes ill-natured, cross, provoking, and wrong in their
response to a child's request. But not God. He always understands and knows
exactly how to respond and what and when to give.
fathers are sometimes evil and harmful, threatening and dangerous, forsaking and
deserting. But not God. God knows exactly how to meet the need of the son or
daughter who is forsaken or deserted (Psalm
"But seek ye
first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be
added unto you" (Matthew
"Come unto me,
all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" (Matthew
"If ye then,
being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall
your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?" (Luke
"And I give
unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck
them out of my hand" (John
the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all
spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ" (Ephes.
"Fear none of
those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you
into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be
thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life" (Rev.
"And ye shall
serve the lord your God, and he
shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the
midst of thee" (Exodus
"And I will
give them a heart to know me, that I am the
lord: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God:
for they shall return unto me with their whole heart" (Jeremiah
"Bring ye all
the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove
me now herewith, saith the lord of
hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a
blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it" (Malachi
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