KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 21:22 (KJV). “And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”
The Lord Jesus kept teaching His disciples on some lessons on the aftermath of the cursing of the fig tree. The Lord established the truth that we can receive answers to our prayers if only we would believe that God has heard and answered us. Believing is receiving. Without believing one has not received what God has promised. Some have asked, why must we believe before we can have what God has promised? Every system has its principle of operation. Food is received by our mouth. The nose of a man cannot hear any words. Words are received by the ear. God is a Spirit, the only spiritual way to receive from Him is by faith.
We believe with our hearts. The heart in this context is not referring to our physical body pump. It is referring to the spirit of the man. Job 32:8. Faith is not a conviction of the mind but an assurance of the heart. It is a knowing deep down in the heart that everything is well. The believe that takes home the answer does not anticipate for a future answer but a conviction that God has answered here and now. (Heb 11:1)
In the light of all that has been said above, when one prays about anything, (it could be the most expensive thing one could imagine, or the most impossible situation), all that the Lord requires of you, is to believe, or in a more simple terms, to receive whatever you have asked for. This means, you will be at rest about what you asked for. That state of rest and inner assurance is the right posture that makes you take your answer. The answer is always received before it materialises. Without believing one has not received what God has promised. (All that is referred to in this study, relates mainly to praying the prayer of faith)
WHEN I pray, I believe I have received my answer and so I have the answer.
Hebrews 11:1 (KJV). “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
John 3:36 (KJV). “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”