Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount teaches us the worship of pray. In Matthew chapter 5, Jesus preaches about the beatitudes, opening His sermon with “Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven” (Matthew 5:3, NIV). Jesus continues His Sermon on the Mount and in Chapter 6 reveals to us the correction needed for prayers to work (Matthew 6:6, NIV). Then in verse 12 Jesus says “…and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors”
Notice how Jesus says as we forgive our debtors (Matthew 6:12, NIV). This isn’t a recommendation, or a suggestion; it is a commandment! Jesus left no room for debate. He made forgiving a command, not because He doesn’t care about the hurts people have inflicted on us, not because He’s insensitive to our wounded emotions. But because, as Psalm 23:1 says, He’s our Good Shepherd and He’s committed to seeing to it that we do not want.
This great promise of prayer comes with instructions. The correction is a part of the power of prayer; it doesn’t work without that correction – forgiving your debtors as He has forgiven your debt. Jesus promised in Mark 11:24 that whatever you desire, when you pray, believe! When you pray, believe that God will answer. Without faith, prayer is futile exercise. Have faith in God, or have the faith of God because God’s faith is precious.
The LORD told Brother Copeland that 2022 would be a year of correction. When you pray, the correction is to forgive those who caused you strife, but God’s instruction is to have faith when you pray. God has given us exceeding great and precious promises. Jesus is the Vive, without Him you can do noting. If you abide in Him in His Words abide in you, you will bear much fruit (John 15:5-8). Let God’s living WORD be active in you. If you abide in the secret place of the Most High under the shadow of Shaddai, you will say of The Lord, He is your refuge, your God, your fortress, in Him you trust (Psalm 91:1-2).
Watch Brother Copeland teach about Prayers Working in Response to Correction