The Tipping Point of Prayer—God’s Answer is on its Way

Today I believe God wants to encourage you in relation to answers to prayer—especially in circumstances where you have prayed for a long time about a situation or person.

Tipping Point of Prayer‘Tipping Point’ is a phrase that is commonly used today—and one that the Holy Spirit has recently been bringing to my attention. The term ‘tipping point’ originated in the science of physics:

Imagine an object that is balanced, but if you were to add a small amount of weight, you will cause it to topple—that is the tipping point.

‘A tipping point may be an addition or increment that in itself might not seem extraordinary but that is unexpectedly, just the amount of additional change that will lead to a big effect.’ [1, 2]

A tipping point is often considered to be a turning point—especially, the time at which a change or an effect cannot be stopped.

The tipping point of prayer is the moment at which God moves in response to persistent prayer, to bring about His answer.


The Tipping Point of Prayer

In Luke 18, Jesus taught a parable about a widow who was seeking justice from an ungodly judge, who couldn’t have cared less about her.

However, because she persisted, and she kept returning to him again and again, there came a moment—a tipping point—when she pestered him for the last time. The unrighteous judge said, ‘that’s it! I’ve had enough! I will give her what she wants!’

And Jesus said how much more will our just God and Father answer the prayers of His people who keep crying out to Him.


Prayer like Incense

The Psalmist says, ‘May my prayer before you be like incense…’ (Psalm 141:2) We read in the book of Revelation of the golden bowls full of incense, being ‘the prayers of the saints.’ (Rev 5:8, 8:3)

God collects our prayers! Our prayers accumulate before the throne! In fact, God not only collects our prayers, He collects our tears.

‘You number my wanderings; put my tears into Your bottle; are they not in Your book?’ (Psalm 56:8, NKJV)

To those of you who have been praying for a long time—you may have been praying for family members to come to God, for a miracle, or for situations to shift:

Hear the Lord is saying:

‘Your prayers are fragrant to Me, they are an offering. Know that your prayers are not being wasted. I have savoured and collected every one. The tipping point is on its way when I pour out the accumulated power of those prayers into the answer and the breakthrough.’

Don’t stop short of the tipping point! This principle is why Jesus said of prayer:

“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” (Luke 11:9-10)

The verb is in the present continuous tense in the Greek: ‘ask and keep on asking, seek and keep on seeking, knock and keep on knocking.’

As you continue to persevere in prayer, there is going to come a tipping point, when the answer to your prayers is going to break loose.


Our Father is not Reluctant to Answer Prayer!

Martin Luther said, “Prayer is not overcoming God’s reluctance. It is laying hold of His willingness.”

Sometimes, we pray as though God needs to be convinced—as though we must try to persuade Him out of a position of reluctance, when the opposite is the case.

The Holy Spirit is eager to move on our behalf. All of Heaven, including the angelic host, awaits the word of the Father, and our prayer of agreement, to perform God’s will on earth.

Through continuous prayer, you get into alignment with the Father’s desires and what is on His heart. And then, the moment, the tipping point comes. Heaven breaks loose the answer to your prayer.

The tipping point of prayer is the moment at which God moves in response to persistent prayer, to bring about His answer. And that answer is on its way.


Notes:

[1] See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tipping_point_(sociology)

[2] See http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/tipping-point

The phrase, ‘tipping point’ is also used in business, to describe the point at which an idea, product, or issue crosses a certain threshold and gains significant momentum. See http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/tipping-point


Related Posts:

Fusion: How Prayer Releases Extraordinary Power

6 Ways to Foster Fervency in Prayer


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9 thoughts on “The Tipping Point of Prayer—God’s Answer is on its Way

  1. Russ Couch

    Last night at our church prayer meeting we used some of the versus from this post….very good. At the end of our meeting we closed in prayer and the Holy Spirit fell upon the group in a very moving way.

    We have been booked for the Bill Johnson and Randy Clark meetings for a couple of months and will be there starting Wednesday.

    The movement of the Holy Spirit is really showing a presence at our church in healing and restoration. Ten people were slain in the spirit Sunday before last …. I went from praying to catching….yep all ten ?

    My wife Cathleen and I love your blog.

    God Bless you guys.

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    1. Helen Calder Post author

      That’s awesome Russ! May the God’s Presence and glory impact you powerfully! Hi to you and Cathleen from my husband Malcolm and I, just flown in to Sydney on our way home to Melbourne, Australia. (What a long haul from Chicago!)

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  2. irene Kyriacou

    Thank you so much Helen for this Prophetic Message from the Heart of GOD. I know GOD HEARS our Prayers, GOD is filled with Love, Care, Concern, and Compassion for All of Humanity and wants to Release Hope, Healing, Heaven and Restoration through our Prayers. I am believing for the Salvation of loved ones, and I will NEVER STOP BELIEVING, because I Know HOLY SPIRIT works in Mysterious ways, sometimes we cannot see with our natural eyes, but FAITH SEES GOD AT WORK.
    This is a Poem I wrote “JESUS Hears my Prayer”

    JESUS YOU ARE A GOOD GOD
    Every Heartache You Understand
    Yes, You Uphold me with Your Mighty Outstretched Hand

    You Beckon me, to Draw Near
    You Wipe away, my Every Tear
    You Know my every Pain, and Sorrow
    You give me New HOPE, FAITH, and STRENGTH for Tomorrow

    Yes, You are A GOOD GOD
    I know YOU HEAR my every Prayer
    I Will Cast every Care, to YOU LORD JESUS
    On the Wings of Prayer, Any Time and Any Where
    LORD JESUS, I Know that YOU are ALWAYS There
    Holding me Close to Your Heart, in Your Tender Loving Care

    This One Thing My Heart Will Declare, YOU ARE A GOOD GOD
    Every Day, and in Every Way
    You Uphold Me, with Your Mighty Outstretched Hand

    You Heal the Broken Hearted, and Bind Up All their Wounds
    You Bottle ALL my Tears, and Take Away ALL my Fears
    LORD, YOU Let me Know YOU are Here, YOU Let me Know YOU are Near

    YOU Send forth YOUR WORD, and Healing Waters Start to Flow
    The Winds of Heaven Begin to Blow
    Releasing Healing, Salvation, Joy, Peace, Love, Hope and Restoration
    Renewing, Reviving, Restoring HOPE in me

    I KNOW that Heaven and earth Become ONE
    As I Focus my Heart, on JESUS CHRIST the SON

    Poem by Irene Kyriacou

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  3. thikaro john

    thanks GOD for these wonderfully moment His is speaking to me through prophetic. thanks once again for the tipping point GOD answer our prayer the major miracles its on its way. the anointing the one that break the yoke. the bible say in Luke 11:9_10.

    i m crying to GOD to answer my prayer my tears are falling everyday.

    Thanks may God bless you for using you on my life.

    in Jesus might name
    AMEN

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  4. Janine cossar

    Hi Helen, I just would have thought the tipping point was at the cross for answered pray. We just need to realise what our authority is through Christ and start claiming rather than asking our promises into being. I believe He has done it all for us ?

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    1. Helen Calder Post author

      Hi Janine, yes the cross is where God has provided once and for all, and I totally agree, prayer is never about performance, but it is about relationship and intimacy.
      It’s in relationship with our Father, we ask for what is already ours by inheritance (because Jesus paid the price) .
      He loves it when we ask and His promises are to those who ask. (Luke 11:10, John 15:7)
      When Jesus was teaching on prayer, He didn’t say knock once and wait, He said knock and keep on knocking, there is something that is taking place as we continue in prayer, something being birthed in our intimacy with Him, and it leads to the ‘tipping point’ of His answer.
      Hope that helps, Janine 🙂

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  5. Beth

    Dear Helen, You are always a blessing. I work in a grocery store, and offer to pray for people who express problems or needs. I have a long list of people that I pray for. This week two people came through my line and I was able to tell them,. “I pray for you every day.” Everyone was blessed. Then I give them a simple verse, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”. Phil 4:13. Thanks for blessing us. Beth

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