Someone wrote about prayer:
Well, as a parent I’ve answered “No”…so many times that only God can count that high. Maybe His answer was…”Not yet”? Not fair to accuse our Heavenly Father of not answering prayers, God is perfect, and so are His answers…even if we don’t hear or understand those answers. Trust Him…
I wrote back:
Things in quotes are bible verses”
yes timing is his, however…
New American Standard Bible (©1995)
He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?
King James 2000 Bible (©2003)
And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us:
King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
GET THAT PART “WE HAVE” ALREADY HAVE, not will have all ready DO have.
GOD’S WORD® Translation (©1995)
That’s why I tell you to have faith that you have already received whatever you pray for, and it will be yours.
ALL READY, you have it before you “have it” in your heart by faith. You are in the image of God “who calls those things that are not as though they were” “as dear children be imitators of God”
“No good thing will he keep from those that walk uprightly”
“he that finds a wife finds a good thing”
“faith is being certain”
“as is your faith so it be done unto you”
“Ask whatsoever YE will” http://bible.cc/john/15-7.htm
“whatever door you open in earth is open in heaven”, http://bible.cc/matthew/16-19.htm
Your in charge here with your faith, he put men in charge. YOU are the ruler here, Jesus bought us back our rights, the rights that Adam lost. http://bible.cc/genesis/1-28.htm
You are in Gods image, his words his faith rule in heaven. Our words and our faith rule here. The knowledge of good and evil messed all this up since you believe and then doubt.
You were meant to “believe only” http://bible.cc/luke/8-50.htm not to be wishy washy.
“Faith is being certain” http://bible.cc/hebrews/11-1.htm
How can we pray and believe we have all ready received it and then say well you know, you never know, or well maybe if its God’s will. Is it good? then will he with hold it from you? Scripture says no, not if you believe and don’t doubt. If “faith is being certain” and “without faith it’s impossible to receive anything from God” how can we ever get anything from God if we leave the door open. We have to shut those doors and open the door to our answer. Believed we have all ready received it. I get lots of prayer answers, to many to list. (http://www.jesusanswersprayer.blogspot.com) Search out the scriptures and take a stand on them. God cant do anything with “back and forth” he needs one consent. Not good and evil but only good.
HE needs it because “faith is the substance”. http://bible.cc/hebrews/11-1.htm no faith no substance, no substance no answer, no stuff. We believe then receive, not believe after we receive. Remember the parable of the servant that comes in from the field? When the disciples asked “increase our faith” Jesus answered with the parable of the servant that comes in from the field. see http://bible.cc/luke/17-7.htm
You feed the master first then you get to eat. You put the wood in the stove first then you get the heat.
God has all ready approved all prayer answers for all good things. He has all ready paid the cost for every healing needed. He has tasted death for every man, carried the whole of all the curse on his back. All of it.
It is not necessary for God to do one more thing to heal you, to get you married, to prosper you or to get you anything you need. All of it is bought and paid for ALL READY.
However your agreement is required. Just as it is in salvation. In healing, In gifts, in providing anything for you. He meets our needs in relationship to something. ACCORDING TO he meets all our needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. . Glory means weight. We put weight on what Jesus did and we have the right to anything we believe him for. Your in charge. Whatever door you open in heaven is open on earth, whatever door you close on earth is closed in heaven. Your the opener or closer by your faith or doubt.
All of creation was created for the glory of Christ. Whatever glorifies Christ gets filled up, becomes fruitful and blossoms. Hes the vine. We live in “glory” economy in God’s kingdom. Glory= weight, seriousness, pressure, or in this case certainty. See how bad the tree of the knowledge of good and evil is for us humans. Look up “glory” in the Greek.
Every need ALL READY supplied, every sinner saved, every ailment healed, every good thing provided. This is Gods provision through Christ who is the living word of God.
The only thing stopping any of it is our own belief. God has given us a “open bar” so to speak, A full and free buffet. We give Christ the glory or weight by believing him, then we receive.
The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!”
and he said
““Will any one of you who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come at once and recline at table’? “But will he not say to him, ‘Prepare something for me to eat, and properly clothe yourself and serve me while I eat and drink; and afterward you may eat and drink ‘?
right after he said And the Lord said, “If you had faith like a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.” (that obey you!)
Again, Obey YOU. your in charge here. Your in Gods class of creatures. A ruler!
“You believe those things that are not as though it were” like God does.
“as dear children be imitators of your father in heaven.”
Jesus was our example. He spoke to the wind and waves and they obeyed him.
Get serious about faith (certainty) and you will get serious back, whatever you sow you will reap.
Leave all your maybes, well, sorta, “I hope so’s” in the dust and get some certainty about your prayers. It is truth after all.
This is no small God to put your hopes in and Jesus provision is no small weak provision.
All the gates are open, all the promises of God are yes and amen in him. http://bible.cc/2_corinthians/1-20.htm
Believe boldly in Gods “YES!” in Jesus Christ, God can handle it. Take every thought captive and keep your answer in your heart till its there and like a seed it will grow and you will harvest it.
(the birds of the air are coming for it, of that you can be sure but take every thought captive)
“So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” http://bible.cc/galatians/6-9.htm
So timing is there, but remember God has all ready said “yes” to every good thing though Christ. Hes not sitting on a fence post its a done deal. “it is finished”
“the kingdom if God is like a man who planted a seed…”