Prayer: Prayer and the Law of Believing (#909)
We’ve been having a series on prayer our last several sessions and we’ll continue that today with a focus on the Law of Believing, a misunderstood thing in many circles. Many people have the idea that you just hope God will be nice to you, but it is totally up to Him. Other people think everything is random anyway. Other people however, go the other extreme, like we talked a few sessions ago, where you can just make up your mind and believe for anything you want, whether God says it is available or not. So we will work a little bit on the Law of Believing today, not to repeat what we did a few sessions ago, but to focus on the different sides of believing. And let’s start in Matthew chapter 9, verse 14…
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Verse Listing and Notes
Mark 9:14-27 If you can believe.
Matt. 15:22-28 Canaanite woman believed for daughter.
Luke 4:33-36 Man with unclean spirit in synagogue.
Acts 9:36-42 Peter prayed, Dorcas raised.
Two types of believing:
Mat. 9:22 Woman with issue of blood healed.
Job 3:25 Fear brought disaster. Later, believing restored all.
Mark 11:23-24 Do not doubt in heart.
(Mat. 12:34 Out of the abundance of the heart.)
Romans 8:35-39 Persuaded – confession (practical key).
Heb. 4:2 Mixed with believing.
II Cor. 10:3-5 Every thought to the obedience of Christ – Synchronized with God’s Word.
What we confess with our mouths will eventually make it into our hearts. What we believe in our hearts determines what we receive in our daily living. We need to synchronize our words, our actions, and our thoughts with God’s Word in order to walk in the deliverance to which God has called us.