YOU RECEIVE BY BELIEVING - PART 2
THURSDAY 12 MAY 2022
If you believe that God answers when you pray, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer, as long as its in harmony with His will. God is the source of all the blessings of His children. So if you are in Christ and you live for Him, you probably don't have any blessing God has not given you. Therefore your mind and attitude toward your prayer life should be affirmed in this manner: "God is always more than able and ready to answer my prayer swiftly."
Reference: Matthew 21:22 New International Version (NIV) "If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."
As the righteous, even before you pray or prayed, God had assured that He answers your prayer. Isaiah 65:24 says, "Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear" (NIV). What a privilege we have in Christ! And what is the significance of this Scripture? It means that you don't need to be persuaded to see any sign before you agree or admit that God hears and answers you. And this is just another assurance that radiates warm boldness in us.
1 Corinthians 5:14-15 (CJB) reads, "This is the confidence we have in his presence: if we ask anything that accords with his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us — whatever we ask — then we know that we have what we have asked from him." This confidence we display in God's presence is the advantage we have over the unbelieving souls. It is the Greek word, "pepoithésis" and its simple: we are emboldened with freedom of speech that gives substance to our prayer request when presented before God. Our confidence denotes that we can approach God about it with full assurance and sacred motives.
Mark 11:24 (NIV) also reads, "Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours." In another way, at the point of prayer, make it yours immediately, and remain filled with joyful confidence because the request is granted and its already yours. This very mindset expresses our confiding access to God and gives our 'expectations' prominence in the "now."
Beloved, here's another truth about your requests: Except for prayer of intercession, you don't necessarily need to repeat your petition in every prayer session because God is not deaf. If you truly have confidence that in the process, the answer has been secured and guaranteed, all you need to do is to give thanks for answered prayers as often as possible and you'll walk in the manifestations. Someone might say, "That is a startling thing to say." If you think in that light, then what's more startling to notice is that God assured us saying, "Before we call, He will answer; while we are still speaking, He will hear" [Rephrased]. So the problem is the mindset, not that the requests take time or need to be repeated.
Here's the solution: Be more conscious of God's assurance to hear and answer you swiftly than you are of any of the need (request) or the desire to trust Him to satisfy overtime. If you don't think this way, you'll fail to apprehend the entire manner of this revelation. So don't wish to wait for your expectations to manifest sooner or later but rather train your mind and spirit to accept that you received and have it now and then give thanks now because the manifestation is now! Shalom!
Scripture Reading - John 14:1; Hebrews 11:6; Ephesians 3:20-21; James 1:6-8.
Exuberant Declaration: I fit into God's plan for my prayer life and I walk in the manifestations of my desires as events unfold themselves in my life through my effective prayers. My Spirit is open and receptive to the Word of God concerning prayer, and the benefits are progressively established in my life by the Holy Spirit. Now to God who is able to do immeasurably more than all I ask or imagine, according to His mighty power that is at work within me, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus, Amen!