The scriptures tell us that if we ask we will receive, [ask and you will receive, knock and it will be opened unto you, seek and you will find.]
So why is it so many times when one prays, one does not hear anything? And… Nothing at all happens?
Let me tell you something that happened to me. Maybe this will help some who are wondering like I was.
In 1999 in the desert, I had my God encounter. For five days, He spoke to me outright all day long.
It was absolutely wonderful. I heard Him loud and clear and He spoke telling me many things.
While I was going through this experience, I said to him: “LORD, I can’t believe you’re actually talking to me like this!”
To me He then said this: “Well, you asked Me to talk to you!”
To this I said: “When LORD? When did I ask you to talk to me?”
Again His voice came back and said: “While you were in Grand Prairie Tex and pastored over there you asked Me to speak to you like I did to the Old Testament prophets, like Moses, Jeremiah, Ezekiel etc.”
I was helped to remember. At that moment and I saw it again, how I had asked the LORD the following:
“LORD, wouldn’t it be much easier for you to just tell or speak to me outright like you did those Old Testament prophets? If you spoke to them about what to do, wouldn’t it be easier for you to just tell me outright what you wanted me to do?”
I will never forget his answer…….
The LORD told me then: “I did not tell you then, because you would not listen – you would have not received it.
You were so convinced that you were on the right track and doing everything right, and that your beliefs were totally right.
You would have blocked me out and run away thinking I was a demon talking to you.
There was fear in your heart that caused you to question everything you heard that you did not understand.
You wouldn’t listen! Had I told you then, what I am telling you now, you would have blocked Me out and run away from Me!”
I sat there amazed.
Yes, I finally answered. I was a hard headed slick preacher who thought he was a fundamentalist. After all, I knew the Bible well and understood it.
I reminded the LORD that it had been 25 years since I had asked him why do you not speak to me… wouldn’t it be easier?
Well, I know now. The LORD did answer me, but it took him 25 years to get through my thick head, what it was that was my greatest problem.
It was ……………..”I“. My problem was “Me“. I was too smart to listen.
What had to happen in my life before I would listen?
I had to come to the end of myself. God had to literally put me into the desert of despair and break me down. He had to bring me to my knees to the place there was.
No other thing to do but pray! I was on the bottom, looking up, with nowhere to go.
The LORD had to put me in a box canyon with no way out…. except by coming to Him with empty hands and heart to hear.
I want all to understand it when I say, ……. If God told you what your problem is…. and what He wanted you to do…. Would you listen?
“Then [with a deep longing] you will seek me and require me [as a vital necessity] and [you will] find me when you search for me with all your heart,” Jeremiah 29:13 AMP.
~ Desert Prophet Ken Dewey
The light will shine in His glory… In the desert.
Evangelist/ Prophet/ Pastor Ken Dewey is the founder of “OUT OF THE DESERT MINISTRIES“ in Belen, New Mexico, USA. He writes on this Web Site, many Prophetic words, Sermons and teachings while leading people into true church settings and preaching in an End Time Gospel Tent Ministry.
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