Ex 8:24 And the LORD did so (KEN); and there came a grievous swarm of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants’ houses, and into all the land of Egypt: the land was corrupted by reason of the swarm of flies.
“Yehovah asah ken” in the Hebrew, is defined as “Jehovah worked, or did so”.
The Hebrew word “Ken”, minute in letters, is huge for faith.
Faith, and our obtaining by it, is an immensely targeted thing.
God’s riches are astonishingly bountiful. They are infinite, transcendental and function in hyper dimensions. They are not easy to get to, though. If you are not obsessed with the Lord Jesus you will receive little of what He owns, at least in this life. Breaking through the second and into the third heavens to possess His riches, is hard work. Without revelation knowledge and a life of prayer, you won’t get there. Paul said that he lost all, deeming it manure, to possess the spectacular Christ.
So to recount, the faith that we use to possess what Christ has, is exceedingly targeted. Look at the definition for intercession.
Ro 8:27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession (entugchano) for the saints according to the will of God.
Ro 8:34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession (entugchano) for us.
Ro 11:2 God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. Wot ye not what the scripture saith of Elias? how he maketh intercession (entugchano) to God against Israel, saying,
Heb 7:25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession (entugchano) for them.
intercession is “entugchano”. To hit the mark, target, or bull’s eye, by the release of a javelin is “entugchano.”
Joh 15:7 If ye abide in me, and my (rhema) words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
God requires that our prayers be spot on to His voice. If we are to get from Him, we must ask in accordance to His voice, His rhema word, which is also His will.
Matt 18:16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word ( rhema word) may be established.
19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree (Symphony) on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
The greater our symphony with His voice, which is His rhema word, the more we receive. The more the inaccuracy to His voice, the less. It’s all degrees of accuracy and specificity, with the Holy Spirit. No wonder, that so many churches are weak. Programs based on good ideas without God’s voice will only produce a bit. Many congregations sow much, but reap little.
What does Jesus say about targeted faith?
Mark 11:23 For most certainly I tell you, whoever may tell this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and doesn’t doubt ( does not judge by circumstances) in his heart, but believes that what he says is happening; he shall have whatever ( ho ean) he says.
Greek: But believes that what he says (as to the content of his speech) is becoming, it shall be to him whatever (ho ean) comes out of his mouth.
“Ho ean” are other words that though small, are giant in meaning.
Whatever, no matter how impossible, extravagant, huge, tiny, or incredible is “ho ean.”
So Jesus says, that what comes out of our mouth, if we can believe for its content, without doubt, we will receive “ho ean”.
Getting back to our word “ Ken”. We perceive God creating in Genesis. I know that God lives by faith. I was struck by the phrase “and it was so”. Everything that God speaks is, “and it was so”.
Ge 1:7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so (KEN).
Ge 1:9 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so (KEN).
Ge 1:11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so (KEN).
Ge 1:15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so (KEN).
Ge 1:24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so (KEN)
Gen 1:30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so (KEN).
Hebrew expositors define “Ken” like this.
“Indeed, truly, surely.”
“Thus, so”: An as adverb, “ken” expresses the realization of something before spoken, commanded, wished for, or believed.
“In exactly the same way that it was spoken, it is fulfilled.” This is “Ken”.
“So thus”: This pertains to a sequence of events which was referenced to by what preceded them. This is “Ken”.
Likewise, identicalness, comparison and similarity are all “Ken.”
“Therefore” The fulfillment of something that was asserted. This is “Ken”.
“Just so, in exactly the same way”. This is “Ken”.
“So much as”. This is “Ken”.
Two things are vital for faith. That is, that the “ho ean” that we ask for, we receive as “ken”.
Your breakthrough will come in a renewed mind. On that day, with ease you command the “ho ean” in symphony with God, and it will be for you, “ken”. You will say that you met the most important “Ken” in your life, and that he lives in the Bible.