Sometimes divine delays occur because God has something better in
store for you than we prayed , He has something in His mind that is much better
than anything we could imagine. I am not going to say you won't have to work at it,
and do it the way God wishes for you to, but It will be better than what we asked
1 Through Faith, they subdued Kingdoms, wrought righteousness,
obtained promises, stopped the mouths of the lions, quenched the violence with
fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed
valiant in fight, burned to fight the armies of the lions.
Women received their dead raised to life again.
They received God's Approval
They obtained a good report through faith
The world was not worthy of them
Sometimes the answer to prayers are delayed because God want to test
your faith to see if you really believe.
2. God, watches mankind, tribes, families, and
individuals to see who would seek after Him. As long, as they sought the Lord they
prospered. God watched, because He wanted to know who truly trusted in Him, and
believed His word. The promises was fulfilled, but it was delayed.
Jesus Himself watches to see who truly believes. Perfect trust
involves both obedience and patience. Doing God's word and studying His word brings
fruits in our lives. The only thing that can stop God is unbelief. Being Obedient
Our faith is established on your belief, really believing in the Word
of God. You faith is the fruit that God's word produces in your life, when you act
3. First, satan will try to steal God's Word from your
heart whenever God is doing something great for you in your life. That is satans
nature and his joy. He laughs each time he succeeds, he laughs at you when you
fail. But, your faith in God can make you prevail against satan.
Therefore it is necessary for you to hide the word deep in your heart
and to water it daily with prayer so that it will grow strong within you.
4. Afflictions: anything that burdens the spirit or
offends the spirit.) The persecution prevents the word from being fruitful in some
lives. Some people take offense at practically everything, no matter how little it
5. Persecution: Anytime God is working, satan does not
like it and he will try to stop it. Besides, the BIBLE says that: those who live
Godly will suffer persecution. You can worry to much about making a living, feeding
your family, clothing your children, and educating them.
You can actually become so busy that you lock, God and His word out of your life.
And there goes your faith, because it is no longer has a foundation.
6. Deceitfulness : Having to many riches will also
choke out the word of God, and stop the answers to your prayers.
"What does that mean?"
It simply means this: you are trusting your money more than you are
"Does this mean you can't have money?"
No, it means you first put your trust in GOD, and then you trust God
with your money.
That's what tithing, giving offerings, and paying on vows you have
made to God. It, demonstrates that you are trusting GOD with your money. And,
believe me GOD watches to see what you do with your money and whether or not you
trust Him with it.
Jesus, also said, that the lust for other things will choke out with
You want other things, like : houses, cars, yachts, relationships,
educations, prestige, positions, sales, and so much more, then you actually want
God in your life.
He said, that you could have those things, if you seek Him first. God
has to be number one in your life. TOTALLY, COMPLETELY!
If He is not then those other things will choke out the word and it
will not produce faith.
7. Faith, is useless if it is not founded on the word
of God. Outside of what is written in the word, man cannot figure out the ways that
God chooses to deal with mankind.
For starters , He chose faith the size of a mustard seed, to do mighty things, like
But, you can always trust the Lord and he led by His spirit.
"For as many are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of
Sometimes divine delays occur because God has something alot better
planned-- not just temporal, but something eternal.
"He said, "I am the resurrection, and the life: He that believeth in
me, though he were dead, yet shall he live."
He had, a miracle of resurrection for Lazarus.
There's something better than physical / mental healing --- a new
house, a new car. Anything God has planned for your life is definitely allot better
than your dearest dreams. When your prayers are not answered immediately, start
shouting because God has something better coming for you.
Sometimes people miss God's best --because they settle for the second
best. They get into the flesh and become impatient, like Abraham did. Or, they give
up, like Peter did.
He became afraid and gave up -- went back where he started from.
Becoming, impatient and quit waiting on God. He did not stand steadfast and wait to
see the Glory of God our Lord. He did not use corresponding action of faith, he
used his self will.
Delay is Not DENIED
Don't Miss God. If you are not getting immediate answers to your
prayers, don't put yourself down and say : that you don't have faith, that God is
not hearing your prayers.
He maybe delaying the answer, awhile so that He can give you
something, a whole lot better.
Don't kick your prayer seed out of the ground. Just listen closely to Him and be
willing to do whatever He tells you to do.
Sometimes, your answers may not arrive on the first or the second
day. God has His reasons, and the seasons for answering some prayers, and I have
learned that you can always trust Him to perform, His promises at the proper
So, whatever you do, "DON'T GIVE UP!"
Stay in faith, when in the natural it looks like god is not hearing
your prayers, that He does not care, about your dreams, you are wrong, you have to
stand on THE WORD of GOD and learn to wait for His timing, His promises are
sure and will never fail you.