“Lord I have prayed and it’s not working out. The
devil has defeated me.” But the Word said, “What things
soever you desire when you pray, believe you receive …”.
Defeat is not what you desire, so don’t pray it or say it.
You can see how the wrong choice of words can cause
even your prayers to work against you. You have prayed,
“Lord, I’ve got this problem and it’s getting worse.”
Now let’s compare this prayer with the Word of God.
First, you have prayed the problem, and not the answer.
The Word said, Pray the things you desire. You desire the
answer. Second, you have released faith in the ability of
the enemy. To make it worse, you established the words
of the devil that prayer doesn’t work and things are getting
worse. You are walking by sight and not by faith. You
have denied the Word of God. You have done it because
of the lack of knowledge. In Hosea 4:6 God said, “My
people are destroyed (cut off) for lack of knowledge …”.
Lack of knowledge has caused men to be destroyed and
lives to suffer needless loss.