“Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” Mark 11:24
Yesterday we learnt about speaking to the mountains standing in our way. No mountain will stand before you when you speak to it, as long as you believe that what you say shall come to pass and you don’t doubt in your heart. This is the reason why so many people pray and don’t get results, and they blame God for not answering them. It is not in the hands of God to move the mountain, but in your mouth. However, for the mountain to move, you need to eliminate every iota of doubt. Mark 11:23b says, “…and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” When you pray without conviction, you will not get answer to your prayers. Doubt reduces the spiritual force at which your words can get result. It makes you weak in the spirit and unable to get appropriate response to your commands. In order to enjoy swift answers, you need to eliminate doubt. How do you do it? By trusting in God’s ability and willingness to endorse what you have spoken and bring answers. Remember, there is Divine division of labour. It is your duty to speak and God’s duty to perform. Doubt creeps in when you begin to see yourself speaking and also doing. You look at the situation and wonder how it can change. It could be a medical report or a financial mess. You check it with your limited human senses and then wonder how it can change. You may be asking, “How can AS turn to AA”? “How can these debts be cleared”? How can I still marry at 40”? “How…how…how”? Then you end up canceling your prayers with your thoughts.
You doubt the words you speak in prayer because you cannot fathom how it can be done. The enemy plays this trick on many people because he knows the role doubt plays in prayers. After praying, he brings thoughts of impossibility to their mind and then doubt creeps in. Learn to rebuke those thoughts with a loud shout of “my God is able!” Beloved, it is not your duty to perform it. Leave that for God! Do your part and leave the rest for the God who made the Heaven and the earth from nothing, who divided the red sea and the children of Israel passed, who gave the Israelites a 24 hour miracle and there was food everywhere, who healed a man on the sick bed for 38 years. That God is still God today. Trust Him. When you have this mindset, doubt will vanish and it will not be difficult to believe your prayers.
Healed of boil
One day, a neighbor of mine came to me complaining of boil in her ear that was painful and discomforting. I got the blessed water and the blood of Jesus I had and told her to apply them in her ear after praying. Later that day, it burst and the pus drained out. That was the end of it. Praise God.
– Chinwe A.
[Spend some time and worship God. Thank Him for all He has done.]
1. Any wrong mentality that robs me of answered prayers, cease to exist in my life in Jesus name.
2. You spirit of doubt in my life, OUT now in Jesus name.
3. Every seed not planted in my life, I command them OUT of my life now in Jesus name.
4. Every thief planning to steal, kill or destroy anything or anyone in my life and family, I stop them now in Jesus name
5. This month, I overthrow every opposing stronghold, I overtake every holder of my miracle and I overflow in every area of my life and family in Jesus name!