When God closes a door no matter how hard man tries he will not be able to reopen it...And when God opens a door no man will be able to close it. Many times our prayers follow the script of what we have decided that God needs to do. However, when we pray in contradiction to God's will our prayers have no effect.
This is why Jesus reminds us when praying to ask for God's will to be accomplished. These types of prayers have great impact. We operate with great incite when we operate with the mind of Christ and when we walk in the spirit.
When we walk in the Spirit we begin to see and understand what God is wanting to do and perform in situations, and our prayers become very dialed into what heaven is already accomplishing. God is spirit and if we want to operate with Him we must enter the spirit. The true worshipers worship in spirit and truth.
Jesus says it this way,
John 4:24 "God is spirit and His worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.
Isaiah was a prophet who walked in the spirit. In reference to the troubles and tribulations that confront Jerusalem, God has shown Isaiah what is going to happen and what will not happen. Isaiah doesn't speak or pray what he wants to see God do. Isaiah hears and sees by the spirit. Because of this, Isaiah speaks the word of the Lord with confidence and boldness. And God's word comes to pass just as Isaiah says it will.
Just to recap, in today's reading(2 Kings 19:20-36) King Sennacherib of Assyria has set out with his army and plans to attack and overthrow Jerusalem. Isaiah sends a message to Hezekiah, king of Jerusalem. This message is a prophecy from God. Isaiah tells Hezekiah that King Sennacherib will not enter Jerusalem, nor will he even shoot an arrow at it. God has spoken that He will protect Jerusalem. King Sennacherib and his army is camping overnight somewhere along the route from Ninevah to Jerusalem and God sends the angel of the Lord into their camp. That night the angel kills 185,000 of king Sennacherib's soldiers. The next morning king Sennacherib withdraws to return home and another angel destroys the rest of the kings army. King Sennacherib returns to Ninevah disgraced and alone.
Before King Sennacherib set out to destroy Jerusalem his empire had been the dynasty of that era. Many kings and cities had been destroyed by his army. When God wants to accomplish something it is never difficult. That is worth repeating.
When God wants to accomplish something it is never difficult.
When God closes a door, no matter how hard man tries he will not be able to reopen it. And when God opens a door no man will be able to close it.
What becomes difficult for us is when we do not understand what it is that God is doing. As you pray, ask God to reveal His will to you in every situation. Ask for the mind of Christ and for grace to walk in the Spirit. The best prayers are the prayers that agree with what God intends to do. "Your kingdom come, your will be done."