ACTS OF THE APOSTLES 8:19 NLT | ““LET ME HAVE THIS POWER, TOO,” HE EXCLAIMED, “SO THAT WHEN I LAY MY HANDS ON PEOPLE, THEY WILL RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT!””
Simon, a former sorcerer saw the Holy Spirit given when the apostles laid hands on people. He wanted this same power and offered money for it. Why did he want it, though? Probably for wealth, fame and general misapplication.
So, I ask you today. Why do you want what you want? For strictly personal gain or to do the Will of the Father. God searches the heart to determine the motive of every prayer we pray to say yes or no. James 4:3 (NIV) says, “When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.”
Spiritual access which guarantees answers to prayer is not for personal gain and aggrandisement. It’s designed to build the body and each other up in the most holy faith. Anything outside of this is akin to sorcery. So, watch out. Bliss be with you.