The missing ingredient in prayer – Part 2
We have overwhelming promises in the Bible that assure us of moving our mountains, if we manifest faith in God. Nothing shall be impossible to a true child of God, who prayers in faith. Jesus said, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened” (Matthew 7:7,8).
The book of Hebrews is a record of the heroes of faith. “By faith they obtained a good report” (Hebrew 11:2). Abel received salvation by faith, when he offered a better sacrifice than his brother Cain. Enoch walked with God by faith and was translated (raptured, taken from the earth without death) to heaven. Noah built the ark by faith and escaped the flood. Abraham answered the call of God out of idolatry and received righteousness. Sarah received strength to conceive a child at a very old age.
Moses forsook the alluring privileges of Egypt and led the children of Israel out of Egypt by faith. He divided the Red Sea, and Israel passed on dry land by faith. Joshua parted River Jordan, defeated the city of Jericho and commanded the sun to stand still by faith, until his enemies were vanquished. Elijah prayed fervently that it might not rain for three and a half years, and it was so. He prayed again and heaven gave rain. Hannah gave birth to Samuel by faith. The woman with twelve years issue of blood received her healing by faith. The most remarkable miracles that were recorded in the Bible happened because of faith.
Mountains of problems and challenges in life can be moved by the prayer of faith. “Have faith in God” can be paraphrased as, ‘have God’s kind of faith’. God, in creation, called those things that were not in existence as though they were (Romans 4:17). We are created in God’s image. Therefore, we can begin to “call those things that be not as though they were.” We can decree a thing and God will establish it for us.
A believer is to have dominion in his environment (Genesis 1:26-30). Nothing should be an obstacle to you. Jesus said, “Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done” (Matthew 21:19-22; John 14:12-14; 16:23,24). Faith believes what God says. Through faith, you can move your mountains of fear, defeat, poverty, sickness, disease and failure and they will obey you.
Further Reading (King James Version): Matthew 17:14-20; Mark 11:22-24; Hebrew 11:1,6. Mark 11:12-14,20,21; 5:25-34; 2 Kings 4:18-26; Hebrews 11:4,5,7,8-12,20-23,30-38; Matthew 8:5-13; 9:18,19; Mark 2:2-5,10-12. Mark 11:22-24; Matthew 18:18,19; Mark 16:17,18; Matthew 7:7,8; James 5:13-17; I Kings 17:1; I Kings 18:21-29,30-39; John 14:12-14; 15:7; Ecclesiastes 8:4; Philippians 2:9-11.
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