Letís Get Right Down to Business
by Pastor John Hamel
Prayer Secret Number One
not pray to Jesus. That's right, do not pray to Jesus.
once said to us, "But I've been praying to Jesus all my
I asked, "Well, have you been getting good
results?" They answered, "No."
"Well, you probably want to make some changes then. Let me show
you why from the Bible, in Jesus' own words."
"And in that
day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever
ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you." (John 16:23)
here that Jesus Himself said that we are to ask "nothing" of
Him. He made it perfectly clear that all prayer should be directed to
"The Father" in Jesus' Name.
is a prayer secret that many are unaware of, resulting in unanswered
prayer. We are not to pray to Jesus. We are not to pray to Jesus' Mother Mary,
herself said, "Whatsoever he
(Jesus) saith unto you, do it."
Anybody who wants to obey Jesus, anybody who wants to obey
Mary, as well, absolutely must do as they both instructed. Pray
to "The Father" in Jesus' Name.
This is a prayer secret
that will produce supernatural results every time. We've witnessed it
time and time again.
Prayer Secret Number Two
Satan and demon powers away from your answer. This is a very simple
thing to do.
Simply say, "Satan and all demon spirits, I bind
you away from me and away from the answer to my prayer. In Jesus'
You see, the Bible says that Satan is constantly looking
to hinder our prayers, keeping them from being answered.
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this
world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."
demonic principalities and powers are indeed in the Earth and constantly
looking to hinder our prayers and all of our work for God. However, Jesus gave us authority to "bind" them, in His
Name, thereby freezing them in their tracks, stopping every hindrance.
said, "Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall
bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: ..." (Matthew 18:18)
someone might pray, "Father, I ask You for an extra $50 to pay my phone
bill, in Jesus' Name." As soon as they pray that prayer, they
might speak with someone who asks, "Are you going to be able to pay
that extra $50 on the phone bill?" The Believer who prayed might
respond, "It sure doesn't look like it. I hope so."
realizing it, they just canceled their prayer. How? By praying
positively and talking negatively. That's unbelief. That's not
faith and without faith it's absolutely impossible to be pleasing to the God of faith. (See
Hebrews 11:6 in your Bible.)
Look at what Jesus said regarding
speaking positively over our prayers.
"For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall SAY unto
this mountain (symbolic of an obstacle or a need),
Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not
doubt in his heart, but shall BELIEVE that those things which he SAITH
shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he SAITH." (Mark 11:23)
Jesus made a point of teaching Believers that they will have what they
"say", not only what they "pray".
It only makes
sense that you cannot contradict your positive prayers with negative words
of unbelief and still "believe" you'll receive supernatural
Praying positively and speaking negatively cancels out your
prayer, no matter how hard you "believe" for an answer.
above that Jesus used the word "say" or "saith"
a combined total of three (3) times. He used the word
"believe" one (1) time. This means that we must do three
times more openly "saying" positive words over our prayers than
just inwardly "believing" in order to have supernatural results.
This is why the only way to know if you are still in faith
for your prayer answer is to LISTEN TO THE WAY YOU ARE SPEAKING ABOUT YOUR
Jesus said, ď...Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye
receive them, and ye shall have them."
you believe the Father heard you when you prayed, and if you believe that you
will receive your answer, you will begin to thank Him ahead of time, by
faith, and not moan and complain with words of doubt and unbelief.
The Believer who was asked, "Are you going to be able to pay that
extra $50 on the phone bill?" should have answered, "Yes. I
believe the Father heard me when I prayed to Him in Jesus' Name.
Therefore, I will be able to pay it."
that point, a true Believer would begin to say in private, "Father, I
thank You for hearing me when I prayed. I thank You for sending me
the extra $50 for the phone bill. When it comes, however it comes, I
will continue to give You all the credit for it. In Jesus'
You see, it takes faith to speak in line with your prayer
in this way. It takes faith to say, "Father, I thank You that my
need is met, in Jesus' Name," before the $50, or whatever it is you
might need, can actually be seen.
is faith and faith alone that moves God. Understanding this is a
prayer secret that always produces supernatural results.† Pray to the Father in Jesus' Name.
Satan and demon powers away from your answer, in Jesus' Name.† Speak positively over your prayer. Don't
cancel it with negative words of fear, doubt or unbelief.
the Father for the answer even before you see it, in Jesus' Name.
This is not "crazy" as some say. When our earthly fathers
make promises to us, we say "Thank you" before the fulfillment of
the promise, don't we? It's the polite thing to do.
touches our Heavenly Father, as well, when we are polite enough to thank
Him ahead of time by faith for the answers to our prayers.
"Supernatural Prayer Secrets" will work for you.