Do you know how to pray accurately according to the New Testament? If you do, you should be seeing tremendous results in prayer. If you are not seeing results, you need to examine how you pray to see if it is in line with the Word of God.
I have found that most Christians do not know how to pray accurately according to the New Testament. We must understand that there has been a change in how we are to pray from the Old Testament to the New Testament. In the Old Testament, they prayed to God or the Lord God because they are not the children of God. In the New Testament, we now pray to our Heavenly Father because we are children. In the Old Testament, they prayed as servants with no free approach to God while in the New Testament, we pray as children of God with a free approach into the throne of God. In the Old Testament, they made their petition asking and requesting of God that He would hear and attend to their prayer and not hide from it hoping that He would answer it. In the New Testament, we pray a prayer of faith in line with God’s Word with boldness and confidence knowing that it will come to pass. In the New Testament, we now pray to know that our prayer will release the power of God to manifest His presence to meet our daily needs, to bring forth His rule and reign, to keep us in right fellowship free from temptation, to deliver us from evil, and to bring forth His will on earth as in heaven.
Jesus taught that there would be a change in prayer from the Old to the New Testament. Old Testament prayer approached God with erotao (request as a favor) while New Testament prayer approaches the Father in the name of Jesus with aiteo (legal demand of something due). In the New Testament, we don’t go to the Father and request Him to give us the promises of God. Instead, we legally demand the Father release the promises to us which already are ours because of the finished work of Jesus. How do we take hold of the promise? We take hold of it in the spiritual realm. We do not feel it or take hold of it naturally. We take hold of it spiritually with our faith. The way we take hold of something spiritually with our faith is by praying words out of our mouths. We simply say, “I believe that I take hold of the promise. When we pray a prayer of faith, we should always believe that we take hold of the promise, and then we will get it.
Making a legal demand is like writing a check. We write a check to release the money that belongs to us from the bank to the person we wrote the check to. The prayer of legal demand is made to release the promises of God that belong to us in Christ from the heavenly bank to benefit our lives. We make the accurate prayer of legal demand by bringing specific scriptures to the Father in the name of Jesus for the promises to be released in our life.
Therefore, we are to pray to the Father in the name of Jesus making our legal demand by bringing a scripture promise to Him from the Word of God. We continually do this and take hold of the promise spiritually by speaking with our mouth that we believe that we receive or take hold of it with thanksgiving. As we continually do this and eliminate any hindrances, we will see the desired results of accurate New Testament prayer
If you have not read my book “Do not Pray until you know these Revelations”, I encourage you to get it. It contains scripture after scripture. When you apply these principles, you will see results in prayer!
I believe the Lord wants this book to spread throughout this nation and the world.