Before You Call
“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former shall not be remembered or come to mind . . . 24 “It shall come to pass that before they call, I will answer; And while they are still speaking, I will hear.” Isaiah 65:17, 24 NKJV
In the new heaven and new earth, God promised to hear your prayer even before you starting praying. So, the new heaven and new earth, has it occurred or will it occur in the future? Isaiah the prophet, apostles Peter and John all recorded parallel revelations as regards the new heaven and new earth. Some of their respective passages in Scripture refer to the Church age, or the Kingdom age, or the Millennium, or the Eternal State, or a combination of all these dispensations (Isa. 51:16; 65:17; 66:22; 2 Peter 3:7; Rev. 21:1). But regardless the era or time, the Father knows the things you have need of, before you ask (Matt. 6:8).
It is likely that Jesus had the new heaven and new earth in mind when He taught His disciples to pray, “Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven” (Matt. 6:10). Also when He told the Pharisees that, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation . . . For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:20-21). If you believe that Scripture interprets Scripture, then you must consider Apostle Paul’s apostolic understanding of the new heaven and new earth. Paul wrote that in order for anyone to participate in the new heaven and new earth, he or she must be a new creature in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17-18). God answers your prayers before you call because the new heaven and new earth is within you.
In prayer, you need to always be cognizant that before you call, God will answer, and further realize that: the things you desire already exist (Matt. 6:10). When praying, you are praying for what already exist; you don’t have to seek the thing, it seeks you. The blessings will come upon you and overtake you (Deut. 28:2; Amos 9:13). You can’t outrun God’s good and favor (Ps. 23:6); and, the answer to your prayers is waiting on your asking. Before you decided what you desired, God had already had it prepared (Mark 11:24; Matt. 7:7). Before you call, God will answer!