Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them (Mark 11:24 – NKJV)
So then I tell you, whenever you pray and ask for anything, have faith that it has been granted to you, and you will get it (Mark 11:24 – Williams NT).
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 get it (Mark 11:24- Amplified).
That’s why I tell you to have faith that you have already received whatever you pray for, and it will be yours (Mark 11:24-God’s Word).
Believe that you receive. That’s God’s method of giving us what we need. Faith (believing that you receive) is the way God provides what He has promised.
Believing you receive means that the moment you pray, you believe that God has answered your prayer. If you believe He has answered then you will act as though He has answered. Faith does not believe that one day He will answer in the future, but it is believing that God has answered or is answering right now.
Faith is never future tense. It’s either past tense or present tense. Anything that puts my receiving off into the future is hope and not faith. And hope is just not strong enough to receive from the Lord!
Our responsibility is to believe that we receive. God’s responsibility is to see that we have it. There is a period of time between the time that you believe you receive the answer to your prayer, and the actually physical manifestation of the answer. And what happens in this in between time is crucial!
When I believe that I receive an answer to prayer, I usually spend a lot of time praising and thanking the Father for meeting the need. Every time the issue that I’ve prayed about comes to mind, I verbally acknowledge that I believe the Lord heard and answered my prayer. This adds action to my faith.
Doubt thoughts may come to mind and tell you that God hasn’t answered the prayer. When they come, don’t speak them! When doubt thoughts come, say out loud that you believe you receive the answer to your prayer, and then spend some time praising the Lord. Praise Him and thank Him for the answer to your prayer the way you would if you actually had the manifestation of the answer. This drives the enemy nuts and boosts your confidence in the Father. Faith must be expressed in words to be effective.
Faith expects. We say that a pregnant woman is expecting. She’s expecting a child to be born at a certain time. Likewise, when I’m standing in faith, I’m expecting the manifestation of the answer at any time. Faith is a confident expectation that what you’ve asked the Father for has been granted. And this expectation produces joy!
Stand in faith today and believe that you receive. The day will come that what you believe is manifested. Faith works!