3 Hidden Reasons Prayers Are Not Answered (And What to Do About It Today)
There are 2 kinds of people who “stumble” upon this webpage.
The first group are those whose lives are relatively smooth and easy. Their Christian experience has been full of glowing stories of the blessings of the Lord.
I mean their marriages are blissful, their kids are growing up in the wisdom and admonition of the Lord (no rebellion, no drugs, no bad company), and their health, finances, ministry make a verifiable statement that all power belongs to God. Praise the Lord.
Unfortunately this is an EXTREMELY small group, typically less that 1% of the 178,599 visitors that passed through our virtual doors in the last few months.
There is a second group.
The vast majority of people from 117 countries who “collide” with our websites belong overwhelmingly to this group. These ones have seen nothing but trouble.
Especially since they made a decision for Christ.
Please permit me to be frank with you. The message you are now holding in your hands is really for the second group of believers.
If your Christian life has been nothing but bliss, peace, and joyful blessings, you really have no business with what I'm about to share here.
And you may confidently stop reading right now... God bless you.
But if you've done all you know to do, prayed all they told you to pray, lived a holy life, claimed the Bible's promises by faith, sowed all the seeds .... and yet, nothing...
Then the next few minutes could be the most rewarding time you've ever spent online.
And you'll do well to ask the Holy Spirit to give you spiritual understanding for the next 20 minutes.
Confronting the 3 hidden gates that hinder prayers
There is something called an entry point or 'gate' in the realm of the spirit.
Such gates can be a channel of great blessing - that's on the positive side.
But there also are gates that enable great calamity and affliction to overtake people.
For an example of the first type of gates, see what happened to Jacob in Genesis 28:
To get the proper context we'll read from verse 10.
Now Jacob went out from Beersheba and went toward Haran. 11So he came to a certain place and stayed there all night, because the sun had set. And he took one of the stones of that place and put it at his head, and he lay down in that place to sleep. Then he dreamed, and behold, a ladder was set up on the earth, and its top reached to heaven; and there the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.
And behold, the Lord stood above it and said: “I am the Lord God of Abraham your father and the God of Isaac; the land on which you lie I will give to you and your descendants. Also your descendants shall be as the dust of the earth; you shall spread abroad to the west and the east, to the north and the south; and in you and in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed. 15Behold, I am with you and will keep[c] you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you.”
Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it.” And he was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven!”
- Gen. 28:10-17
Here the young man Jacob, who later became Israel, arrived at an invisible spiritual gate and divine blessing became his lot from that point forward unto this day.
The reverse is also true...
Today, the experience of many is that since they accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior, everything turned upside down.
It's as if the hordes of hell have been released to hound and torment them.
What's the reason for this?
Hidden, evil gates opened against their destiny by the idolatrous practices of their ancestors.
Specifically, 3 hidden gates that they probably have no idea about.
I advise those who cannot point to a tangible case of answered prayers to look no further.
So long as they fully repented and turned away from their sins...
... and received Christ as Lord and Savior of their lives...
Time to TAKE BACK what the enemy has stolen from your family line
If this has been your experience, what you MUST do is carry out a spiritual check-up on your family history.
Because the wicked, idolatrous practices of past generations may still be speaking against you and holding you captive behind the bars of iron and the gates of brass.
To put it mildly, if any of the 3 gates I'm about to identify here is still speaking against your bloodline, it will be doubly difficult for you to live a victorious Christian life.
It may be difficult to have a peaceful marriage.
It may be next to impossible to build a successful ministry, if you're called into ministry.
It could even be a challenge to make progress when it comes to growing in the things of the Spirit like hearing the voice of the LORD, prophesying, or receiving the genuine
baptism of the Holy Ghost (please note this point).
Now, what are the 3 hidden gates that hinder answers to prayers?
#1: Gate of Idolatry
#2: Gate of Sexual Immorality
#3: Gate of Bloodshed
All three are connected and intertwined.
Where you find one you can be sure the others are not far behind.
Once these gates are opened against a believer, then this scripture becomes a frightening reality in their lives:
But this is a people robbed and plundered;
All of them are snared in holes,
And they are hidden in prison houses;
They are for prey, and no one delivers;
For plunder, and no one says, "Restore!"
-- Isa. 42:22
When the LORD directed me to set up this prayer teaching and coaching ministry 17 years ago, there was nothing like this online.
I had an endless number of priests, pastors, theologians come to the site to argue and debate with me.
Day after day.
They said I was wrong, even when I showed them the scriptures.
One day the LORD told me to demonstrate what I was teaching -- not just talk about it.
So I announced a 21-day prayer marathon.
I challenged all my website visitors to come with the most stubborn problem they were facing.
Mind you, just one problem that was keeping them awake at night... not a laundry list.
It had to be something that had defied every known solution in the past
The program was opened to the first 1000 visitors - free of charge.
No strings attached.
There was one supreme condition, however.
You had to be born again.
I especially warned against those still having sex outside marriage, among other things.
Those who were brave enough to continue past that point began sharing powerful testimonies from Day 10 of the prayers.
I must tell you ...
It was a wild event - nothing like that had ever happened before.
The people who showed up did not come with ordinary problems.
Here's an example of a typical problem:
"As you may have been told by my prayer advisor, I am HIV+ and my kidneys have packed up and my liver and heart too are not in great shape, so simple tasks are a struggle. But by the grace of God I am here and able to participate in your program…. at last, there is light at the end of the tunnel. You don’t know how many prayer requests and offerings I have sent to the so called tele-evangelists!”
At the time, we set up a special blog for all the participants.
As the testimonies happened in real time, they began posting to the blog in their own words.
How about the critics, you ask.
They disappeared into thin air even before the 21 days were up.
Praise the LORD.
Please rest assured that what you are reading here is not a figment of my imagination.
( You can still see the testimonies on our websites today).
It is not armchair theory.
The principles the LORD showed us during that first prayer marathon are still in use at the Prayer Academy.
A community of Prayer Eagles like no other...
There's a lot more weapons at our disposal today.
We are armed to the teeth to take on any and every 'enemy' or opposition during these prayer programs.
And speaking of enemies, someone wrote me a nasty email a few nights ago.
She was under the wrong impression that when we say "enemies" we're referring to human beings.
What I did was point out this WARNING in almost all our emails and prayer manuals:
(Warning: Please note that when we say 'enemies' we are NOT referring to human beings. Our enemies list can be found in Eph. 6:12)
I would be difficult for me to explain how to deal with the 3 gates that hinder blessings and answers to prayers in this short page.
If you are really interested in seeing how this works in practice...
Let me invite you to join us at the Prayer Academy if you can.
It is an online program that you can join from the comfort of you home, using only your smartphone.
Inside the Prayer Academy Forum we show you how to pray effectively (and receive answers) using prayer bullets created directly from the Word of God... which stands sure forever.
A prayer bullet, when used correctly, packs real power.
- It carries raw, spiritual fire.
- It can rebuild your marriage and relationships.
- It can build you a church, or a skyscraper.
- It can flood your life with divine favor.
- Or get your body (or loved ones) healed.
- It can destroy addiction to any substance or drugs.
- It can put the honey back in your marriage.
- It can even help you find a godly spouse.
- it can help you 'see' business opportunities others cannot see.
- It can turn you into a terror to your enemies in the dream.
- It can help you live in dominion over witchcraft and other beggarly powers around.
What's more ...
Once you gain access into the Eagles Forum you'll be drawing from the support of thousands of prayer eagles from 117 countries plus our Prayer Advisors.
Unknown to you, many of those prayer eagles will be praying for you and with you.
Your problems have an expiry date...
Friend, if you've read this far, I have a special message for you.
Your problems have an expiry date!
You did NOT get here by accident.
Listen to this conversation I had with a recent visitor 2 nights ago:
"I'm very grateful to have found you because my life has really changed since I no longer have to ask anyone to pray for me.
I've really benefited from your prayer teaching though I've not yet joined the Academy.
I was going through depression when God directed me to your website in a dream.
I had never heard about you before. Our God is so amazing since I have recovered now, fully, my business has picked up and I'm earning like four times more!
I have been widowed for 14 years until 2019 when I got married to a very loving beautiful lady.
The blessings are endless! Now I need to join the prayer academy. Can I pay through PayPal? Kindly direct me. Now is the time."
God bless you!Regarding your question, you may use PayPal... Now, I'm curious to know more about how you were directed to the website in a dream.
"I've been a Christian for more than twenty years but my faith had stalled sometime after the death of my spouse. I had been raising four daughters on my own and it wasn't easy. I drifted back to drinking and then I was dating someone who wasn't really a good lady.
I was so frustrated but I needed to stay strong for my girls. I got into depression and I was jobless. I could hear suicidal thoughts in my mind. The devil had taken charge but I still believed in the Lord though my prayer life was kind of diminished.
I fasted and cried to God! Sometime in the second or third day of my fast, God spoke to me in a dream. He said "Internet". I was like, Internet? He said again "Internet".
I came back to my senses, woke up and grabbed my phone.
By God's Grace, I went to Facebook and after a little while I found a post by elisha. I could feel God's affirmation and the rest is history!
It's the Lord's direction that I followed and Elisha, you're a blessing to my life by God's way. Since then I've introduced so many people to your website with wonderful results.
However, I still feel the need to join the Prayer Academy. God has given me the finances!"
Friend, two years ago the world changed (because of the pandemic).
The way you used to pray needs to change too.
It will take more than going to church, more than "sowing seeds,"
... much more than sending prayer requests everywhere...
... (or being prayed for by anointed men of God)...
... to truly TAKE BACK what the enemy has stolen from you...
... whether that is in the area of your finances, marriage, health or whatever.
There's a prayer session starting as you read this.
John 10:27 says:
"My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me."
Whose voice are you hearing?
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