Prayer Is How We Receive From God

September 29th, 2017

How To Receive From God

 

For this reason I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe (trust and be confident) that it is granted to you, and you will receive it. Mark 11:24

 

How do we receive all that Jesus bought and paid for through His death, burial, and resurrection? Well, we know that faith operates on God’s known will. So first we must look into the Word, where we find it’s God’s perfect will for every person to be born again and healed. Next, we make a point of contact, which occurs when we believe we receive—not necessarily when we see our petition come to pass. Imagine a reservoir of water held back by a dam and a dry valley below.The two represent a “greater” and a “lesser”—a reservoir full of water and a valley that’s dry. If you were to open the spillgate so that contact is made between the two, the greater would flood into the lesser.

 

In the same way, our point of contact can be likened to “opening the spillgate.” The moment we release our faith—the point of contact—the greater anointing and power that is in Jesus Christ begins to flow into the “lesser,” our bodies, whether we feel it or not. God’s healing power begins to effect a healing in our physical bodies the moment we believe we receive. In John 11:40, Jesus said to Martha,“ I told you if you’d believe, you’d see the glory of God.” Notice He didn’t say,“ I told you that when you see God’s glory, then you’ll believe.”

 

Anyone can believe when he sees or feels something. But as Christians, we’re supposed to believe we receive our answer before we see or feel it, because we believe the Word. What else are we supposed to do? We are to say what we believe:“Thank God, I believe I’m healed by the stripes of Jesus.”Do we necessarily feel any different? Not always, but that’s all right.

 

Our feelings won’t change God’s Word, but God’s Word will definitely change our feelings when we hook up with Him!

Confession: Today I make my point of contact with God. By faith I open the spillgate of His goodness, and His healing power flows into me as I believe I receive!

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