Isa. 45:11, “Thus saith the LORD, the Holy One of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to come concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands command ye me.” (KJV)
So essentially what is missing in the passage in the KJV and even the NKJV is the question mark? And that turns the scripture the other way round. A diligent comparison of other translations will reveal this to you.
But in my early christian work I was told we can command God when it comes to what relates to us as his children… In other words as a child of God are entitled to command Him all based on the above passage.
But we do not have to command God as we see and hear a couple of people in their prayer zeal say God asks us to command Him when it comes to things about His Children, and that is completely in error just based on the above verse of scripture.
This is what it ought to read;
NLT. Isa. 45:11, “This is what the Lord says—the Holy One of Israel and your Creator: “Do you question what I do for my children? Do you give me orders about the work of my hands?”
MSG. Isa. 45:11, “Thus God, The Holy of Israel, Israel’s Maker, says:
“Do you question who or what I’m making? Are you telling me what I can or cannot do?”
So God is not asking you to command Him while praying in the above verse of scripture. He is questioning those who are trying to command Him concerning His Children and what He intends to do, He being the creator of the universe.
When we pray let us understand that we are not only His creatures, we are only instruments in His hand and He does what He will per time. He is not obligated to answer your prayers, especially when you are praying amiss.
God is just God and nothing can be added to him or removed from Him.
He does what He wants without seeking your permission. You are obligated to align with His thoughts and desires and in so doing be at peace. So when next you pray understand that you are not in a position to command God but to ask.
Jer. 33:3, “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.”
And the scriptures says;
“Thus saith Jehovah, the Holy One of Israel; And he that formeth the things which are to come; Do ye question me concerning my children? And do ye give me directions concerning the work of my hands?”