When you do not understand what it means to come under the law or to come under grace, you can end up trying to twist God’s arm with your efforts to convince Him that you deserve a breakthrough or miracle from Him.
Do you really think that because you have fasted 40 days and 40 nights, or prayed for 12 hours straight, that God has to answer your prayers? Are you trying to twist God’s arm with your works? Come on, my friend, the only reason that God answers our prayers today is the finished work of Jesus.
Don’t be deceived any longer. God is a debtor to no man. Our efforts to pray long, hard prayers and our fasting don’t impress Him. No man can deserve God’s blessings by his self-efforts. It is not about our sacrifices.
It is about His sacrifice! By virtue of Jesus, all God’s blessings and His miracle-working power are already yours when you believe in His Son. All God sees is the work of His Son on the cross, and by virtue of Jesus, all His blessings and His miracle-working power are already yours when you believe in His Son.
Listen carefully to what Paul said to the Galatians who were depending on their self-efforts: Galatians 3:5… He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
Look at all the people who received miracles from Jesus during His ministry on earth. Not a single one of them deserved it. They did nothing to earn their miracles. They simply received their miracles because of His grace.