The word “gobsmacked” is Australian slang and it means astonished to the point of being speechless. And I have to say that recently, I have been utterly gobsmacked by some answers to prayer.
Divine Acceleration Through Prayer:
It is always an awesome thing to see the Holy Spirit at work in the hearts of people to bring about God’s purposes—this is what He loves to do.
And I believe Father is saying, ‘Get ready to see sudden answers to some things that you have been praying about for a long time.’ Perhaps there are situations and people that you have sown prayer and tears into over many years that are coming to your mind right now.
It’s time to have a shift of mindset, from waiting for an answer that seems to be a long time coming, to keeping our eyes open to see what Holy Spirit is doing now.
It’s time for Divine acceleration!
Get Ready for “Rhoda Moments!”
“Son of man, the Israelites are saying, ‘The vision he sees is for many years from now, and he prophesies about the distant future.’ “Therefore say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: None of my words will be delayed any longer; whatever I say will be fulfilled, declares the Sovereign Lord.’” (Ezek 12:27-28)
When the angel broke Peter out of prison (Acts 12), Peter turned up at the house where members of the church were praying. He knocked at the door—and the girl Rhoda was the one to answer.
Rhoda was so astonished and overjoyed to see Peter that she couldn’t think or act straight. Instead of letting Peter in the door, she left him on the doorstep and went to tell the praying group that he was there. If she had been thinking coherently, she would have let him in straight away.
- While they were praying, God was sending His angel and setting events in motion to set Peter free.
- While they were still praying, the answer—Peter—arrived on their doorstep.
We should never stop being amazed at the way God answers our prayers.
Get ready to see Divine acceleration at work! Prepare to see the Holy Spirit move upon those you love.
Get ready for ‘Rhoda moments’ when you are so amazed at what God has done that you are rendered speechless. God is coming through for you.
The ‘Now’ Quality of Prayer
‘As soon as you began to pray, a word went out, which I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed.’ (The angel Gabriel to Daniel, Dan 9:23)
When you pray, believe that something is being released ‘now’. This is the prayer of faith. As soon as Daniel began to pray, the angel Gabriel was released in answer to his prayer.
‘Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them.’ (Dan 10:12)
Even though it took time for God’s messenger to show up, Daniel’s prayer was being fruitful and active in real-time—‘now’ time.
It took time for Peter to show up at the door, but while they were waiting and praying, the prayers of those gathered at Mary the mother of John Mark’s house were already being answered. (Acts 12:1-19)
Your prayer releases the resources of Heaven.
Catch the revelation of your prayers being answered now, in ‘real time’ and your faith will explode.
You will see a move of Divine acceleration in answer to your prayer.
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