WHAT IS THE PRAYER OF FAITH?
A lot of people just never seem to grasp what faith is and without faith we can receive nothing from the Lord. So faith is the most important thing that we can have. We all want our prayers answered. So I wrote this article to try to make it as simple as possible what we have to do to receive. Let us look at Jesus as He tells us what it is and how to use it.
Mark 11:24 Jesus said, "Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours."
There are two stipulations here.
When you have a gun, a rocket or a bomb, you have a triggering devise to release the power. You also have a triggering device to release the power of God. It is faith! Jesus said, "whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours."
So how do you believe something that you do not have? With faith. Hebrew 11:1 For faith is the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen.
So you must believe in Godís word. God's word becomes the evidence of things hoped for. You can grab hold of your Bible and say this is the substance of my healing or whatever you prayed for. It is the same as a contract. Only this one is with God. And it is impossible for God to lie. Hebrew 6:18
If you could see what you wanted you would not need faith. You would have had it. So why pray?
So FAITH is the triggering device to release the power of God.
Mark 11:24, and it will be yours. That is when your prayer will be manifested to you in this physical world. That might be a few minutes or days or even a months. But it was yours the moment you prayed. So at that moment you should start thanking God.
What if you prayed this same prayer again. Many of us pray the same prayer over and over. Do you think God is deaf? Each time you do this you cancel out the first prayer and start waiting all over again. It would mean that you did not believe that you had received. If that was what you believed then that is what you will get. Nothing!
So what do you do while you are waiting? You praise God and thank Him. And you can say that the power of God is working mightily bringing the gift that I have received into the natural. Thank you Jesus!!!!
Mark 11:24 What ever you desire ... That sounds like anything. It is. It is anything that God has promised to give you. Which covers everything that you will need here in this life that is good and is not evil. He has even given you a catalog of all the wonderful things to choose from. The Bible! There are 32,000 promises that God has given us. Jesus purchased them. Then He gave them to His Church. If you are a child of God, then they are yours. But He is only going to give them to you if you ask ... And if you receive them in faith.
So when you are praying for a particular blessing from God, you could think of it as ordering from a "Spiritual Mail Order Company." We order things every day. And we take it on faith that the company will deliver. We trust man. Why can't we trust God?
The Bible is your catalog. Check to see if your blessing is covered and note the verse. You will use this in your prayer to let God know that this is what you are claiming.
Now we order it from the Spirit world by prayer. (the company) At that moment, we told God our order. Specified the verse ... (the catalog number) God then asks how are we going to pay for it. We say that we came in the name of Jesus and that He has paid our bill. (Gave the company our credit card.) Now all we have to do is wait for delivery ... But it was ours just as soon as we were charged for it and the credit card was cleared.
So when do we get delivery? In the natural it could go regular mail, air mail, express mail. It depends on what we paid for.
Spiritually, it is the same, except we pay by faith. The speed will be in direct proportion to your faith. Jesus told the Centurion, Matt. 8:13, "Go your way and as you believed, (or as of your faith) so let it be done for you." And his servant was healed that same hour.
But are you a doubting Thomas? Are you asking, "Well how do I know that God heard my prayer?" 1 John 5:14-15, This is the confidence that we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have what we ask of Him.
Now listen to Jesus, as He tell us how to get all the blessing out of this life. How to live as Kings here on earth.
John 20:24-29 Now Thomas, one of the twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, "We have seen the Lord!" But Thomas said to them, "Unless I see the marks in His hands and put my fingers where the nails were, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe it."
A week later His disciples were in the house again and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you!" Then He said to Thomas, "Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe." Thomas said to Him, "My Lord and my God!" then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."
Are you a doubting Thomas????
If blessed say,
Jesus has paid the price and is just waiting for you to believe ... 2jesus