Developing a Relationship with the Father
By Larry Ollison, Ph.D.
We need to develop a relationship with God. We must have prayer and study and conversation with Him so we can say the things He says.
Anytime you have a poor confession, anytime you say something that is contrary to the Word of God, you are calling God a liar. Anytime that you say, "I don't think it's God's will that I be healed," you are calling Him a liar. Anytime you say, "I don't think it's God's will that I be prosperous," you are calling God a liar. Anytime you say, "I don't know if God wants that person saved," you are calling God a liar.
If God says something and you say something that is different, one of you has got to be a liar. Do you understand that? If you say something and God says something and they don't line up, one is telling the truth and one is telling a lie.
Who do you think is lying? Either God tells the truth and we say what God says and we are truth tellers too, or God tells the truth and we don't agree with him and we are liars. Those are the only two options.
It is impossible for God to lie. God does not change. If He says He's the Lord our God who heals us, then He wants to heal us. If He says He takes pleasure in the prosperity of the saints, then He wants us prosperous. If He says to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and He'll supply all our needs, then He will supply all our needs. Anything else is a lie. We must make our confession align with His confession.
As long as our confession doesn't align with His confession, then we will never unlock revelation knowledge, we will never get delivered and we'll never get our prayers answered.
We must expect the same results in our lives as they had in the Book of Acts. We need to understand that in the Book of Acts they were doing something that a lot of people aren't doing today. They repented. Repentance involves renunciation of evil and a reversal. You've got to renounce the things of evil and reverse around 180 degrees and start moving the other direction.
There must be submission in your life. You've must be submissive to God and have a teachable spirit. Christians must be teachable. You will receive revelation knowledge of the Word of God if you have a teachable spirit or a submissive spirit.
God wants to have a relationship with us. For our relationship with Him to grow, we must not call Him a liar. We must be like Jesus and only say and do what the Father speaks.