Today we are very excited about the power of communicating with our smart phones. Using my smart phone has made me aware of the lightning communication that occurs when we pray. The key to discovering this awesome and reliable communication is praying in harmony with the will of God.
Perfect harmony and timing are important factors in the will of God. There is also the requirement for lightning-fast action. Jesus’ best friends told Him that Lazarus was deathly sick. Instead of going immediately to his bedside, Jesus waited in the town miles away. This had nothing to do with communication breakdown between Jesus and the Father, but literally was Jesus waiting so that His timing and God‘s will were in perfect harmony.
I believe Jesus also knew that prayer would get a bad rap, and that the people would think that the problem was with communication. If He did pray when they asked for prayer, then it would look like God put them in a long bureaucratic line with an extended waiting period just to see if they really wanted it. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Any thought that a prayer takes a millisecond longer to be answered after a prayer is communicated is wrong, and is a lie from the enemy. Prayer is lightning fast when it is done at the right place and the right time. It is like a combination lock. When the right series of numbers is dialed, immediately the door opens. So it is with prayer. When everything is aligned properly, then God answers your prayer instantly.
Jesus knew many people would face this question regarding prayer, so He gave the following explanation for the reason He waited and did not go to Lazarus’ bedside when he was sick.
“Jesus answered, ‘Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world. But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him.’ These things said He: and after that He saith unto them, ‘Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.’
Jesus knew that if He went immediately and prayed for Lazarus, he would not be healed because it was not the right time that the Father chose to perform the great miracle on His friend’s body. Jesus was letting His disciples know that the reason He did not pray for Lazarus at that point (and the reason they needed to go to that city) was because He was going to the right place at the right time to where the miracle could occur. This lesson is so vital! Miracles occur only in the perfect will of God.
Notice how quickly the Lord’s prayer was answered when He finally came to the right place at the right time ~ and the combination lock was turned correctly. “Then Jesus prayed this prayer, “Father, I thank Thee that Thou hast heard Me. And I knew that Thou hearest Me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that Thou hast sent Me.’ And when He thus had spoken, He cried with a loud voice, ‘Lazarus, come forth.’ Lazarus immediately rose from the dead completely healed, and began walking out in his still tightly-bound grave clothes.”
Notice how lightning fast this answer came when Jesus prayed at the right place at the right time. This is the phenomenon that I have been seeing daily in our prayer time on Periscope. When we come into perfect agreement at the right place at the right time things happen instantly. I believe we all will see this same phenomenon in California, in America, and throughout the entire earth. As we pray in secret God rewards us openly, and we see the great revival that is coming to the earth happening before our eyes. Wow! Let’s continue this lightning-fast phenomenon called “prayer”.
See you daily on Periscope in prayer. Just download the Periscope app onto your iPhone and type in my name: Richard Gazowsky.
Sent in love, Pastor Richard Gazowsky