The scriptures inform us that God rested from all His works on the seventh day. The creation was finished. Everything that would ever be was created, and it was good. At the same time Jesus tells us that the Father works and so likewise does the Son. That God rested from His works is the Spirit’s way of telling us that there is nothing new under the sun. Everything that ever will be is created and there is nothing man can add to God’s creation.
To know this has a profound effect on how we approach prayer and what prayer is. When we arrive at this point in our understanding we cease beseeching and begging God to do something since it now dawns upon us that it is already done. “Before you ask I will answer.” The answer already exists in the Real. “Whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it.” The God whose ways are past finding out has prepared and created the answer long before we came into being. We truly shouldn’t be surprised to find that it is indeed Him asking as us for those things we desire.
The word says: “Let us therefore with boldness approach the throne of grace.” Stretch out your hand and confidently take what God has prepared for you. It is yours and it is already done. Let it come into expression by your word. Receive it by faith. The Spirit has offered us a most glorious image of how we raise our hands and receive our victory. It was Aaron who came to Moses’ aid when his arms became tired. The battle was intense on the battlefield (our consciousnesses) and when Moses’s hands were lowered the enemy gained the upper hand. But then Aaron came to Moses’ aid supporting his tired arms so that Israel (you and I) would have our victory.
We are given the privilege to support and carry each other in our individual faith battles as they are perfectly designed for us by the Father who loves us beyond words. However, Aaron also represents the Spirit and how He comes to our aid and lifts our hands desiring for us to take what the Father has prepared for us and which we come to know by our desires, prayers and words of faith. We are admonished to pray without ceasing and on this backdrop prayer becomes recognizing the Isness of God and how all things exist in Him.
Like Moses we are by the Spirit given an image of the Heavenly things and we establish this image by our words which we speak by the faith of the Son. The initiative always comes from above and we are presented a faith choice: Will you stretch out your hands and take it by the faith that is operative in you or will you shrink back? Take it! Make the leap! It is our heritage we are dealing with. Who will turn their backs on the dead rich uncle’s riches which now suddenly are ours by his testament? How greater aren’t the riches that are found in God and how greater isn’t the love and light that issue from His being?
Yes, the Father and the Son still work. They have found an abode in you and me and from this temple they touch the world and works as us to bring into manifestation what was created before the foundation of the earth by working in us to both will and do according with the Father’s pleasure. The Father has endowed us with an imagination because where else could He impress the image of the heavenly things which He desires to bring forth into manifestation of which the grandest is seeing the Son fully formed in human consciousnesses?