"With men it is impossible, but not with God;
for with God all things are possible."
“Oh, yes! Of course I believe …”
But did you believe you received what you prayed for?
In other words, do you have it now, before you can see it?
Did you possess what you desire?
Are you expecting this will be done for you?
“Well, not totally.”
Then you didn’t receive when you prayed. You’re in the place of continual asking instead of the place of having received.
That’s easy to fix. Sometimes a slight adjustment with the right tool can open something that’s been stuck a long time. Let’s go back to point one: God’s Word.
“Have faith in God.
For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” (Mark 11:22-24)
Abraham and Sarah progressed in their walk of faith. Eventually they took hold of the place in the supernatural where they believed they received a child.
They believed the Word of the LORD contrary to all circumstances.
They went beyond all the natural impossibilities of old age and believed that what God said would actually come to pass. Beyond all natural hope, in hope believed … “So shall your descendants be….”
CALLING THINGS THAT BE NOT … AS THOUGH THEY WERE
“Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure…” (Isaiah 46:10)
WORDS! It’s how our God and His Kingdom operate.
It’s what Abram and Sarai took hold of. It’s what we take hold of when things need to change.
“… (as it is written, ‘I have made you a father of many nations’) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did …” (Romans 4:17)
God changed the names of Abram and Sarai to Abraham and Sarah which gave them a new identity and a new vision of who they were. Names point to destinations …
Abraham means Father of Many Nations.
Everyone was calling him by his new name which was actually making a prophetic declaration over him. Nine months later, Isaac the son of promise was born!
This same spiritual pattern is the foundation to the way the entire Kingdom of God operates. This is the root of The Church.
“…that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10)
No one can enter the true Church of the LORD Jesus Christ without first believing in the heart and then making a confession of what one believes. Believing in the heart comes first, then saying what you believe.
PRAYER and the LAW OF FAITH
There are different kinds of prayer and different guidelines for each.
The “prayer of faith” that changes circumstances in your personal life is what Mark 11:22-26 is all about. Romans 4:17-22 gives us specific faith steps that Abraham took to come into agreement with what God spoke.
Study Romans Chapter Four. It will help your faith walk.
TAPPING INTO THE SUPERNATURAL
Who we are, everything we do, everything we say, should be based on God’s Word! It is alive and powerful and sharper than a two-edged sword. (Hebrews 4:12-13)
Jesus always relied on His Father for what to do and what to say.
See John 5:19 and John 14:10.
If you don’t know what God’s Word says you will wobble between two opinions, what the world says and what you think the Word might say. You will not be able to tap into the supernatural realm of the Spirit of God that way. Your faith conduit will have a kink in the line.
Always put God’s Word first place in your life.
And don’t think that just because you did this ten years ago and have now let it slip that you can get supernatural results. God’s Word is ALIVE! Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4)
Stale, dried up old bread doesn’t have hardly any nutritional value. Remember when God fed the children of Israel “Manna” in the desert? Likewise, we need fresh bread every day.
CALLING THINGS THAT BE NOT
Or complaining about how things are.
Definition of Complain: state a grievance, express dissatisfaction, find fault, criticize, nag, whine, gripe
Walking by faith is contrary to how the chaotic world around us operates. So many fruitless words! Too much time in that camp will have you complaining too.
So, did you believe you received when you prayed?
“Yes! Before I prayed the prayer of faith, I got into the position to receive.
“I went to the LORD in prayer and then found the scripture that gave me God’s promise.
I made sure my heart was free of unforgiveness and that I had love for everyone.
I then prayed in tongues, put my eyes on Mark 11:22-26, and prayed.
I wrote the scripture down and have it on cards in my house so I can see it.”
God designed us to have a Godly imagination.
See yourself living in the answered prayer. Let hope produce the blueprint for faith to fulfill. Begin speaking “how wonderful it is to _________________” Call things that be not as though they were.
Abraham got over into the supernatural realm when he began giving glory to God for the results…before Sarah got pregnant. This is how faith changes things.
“He did not waver
at the promise of God
but was strengthened
giving glory to God,
and being fully convinced
that what He had promised
He was also able
to perform.” (Romans 4:20-21)
THOUGHTS AND REIGNING IN LIFE
The victorious overcoming life of faith requires you to continually monitor what you are thinking about.
Why? Thoughts rule the soul and can influence what you say.
And words are seeds.
WAVERING: See James 1:4-8
The enemy or circumstances may try to make you waver with thoughts of unbelief so you will give up on the promise and trust in something else.
Self sufficiency and unbelief go hand in hand.
Memorize 2 Corinthians 10:3-5.
Strongholds are fortified places of argument and reasoning that are against faith. The solution is not on the outside but must be dealt with from the inside.
Images of doubt? Slap them down with words of faith!
We get what we expect. We reap the results of the thoughts we sow.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
It is the Holy Spirit’s job to teach us how to use FAITH.
Jesus said He would send the Helper who would teach us all things.
Ask Him for help.
He is here to be a personal Coach to each of us on our journey.
Faith pleases God. (Hebrews 11:6)
We’re here to please God.
When you and I believe God for something and it comes forth supernaturally, it not only gives God glory but it strengthens the other members of the Body of Christ, whether they know it or not.
“And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it. Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually.”
(1 Corinthians 12:26-27)
“Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”
Write this down:
I cannot be defeated and I will not quit! Defeat is not an option!
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