Prayer for Healing for the Believer #5
Faith is as important to the believer as water is to a fish. It’s my assignment tonight to show you from the Word of God what we started last week how to believe you received. You’ve got to believe you have it before it manifests.
Faith is a firm persuasion. A conviction based upon hearing. In the New Testament is always used of faith in God Christ or things spiritual.
A firm persuasion vs mental assent
This concept of faith that we are talking about tonight is not something that is to be simply understood mentally.
2 Corinthians 4:13
You should be able to say this of yourself, I have received the spirit of faith! I believe, therefore I speak!
1 Corinthians 2:12-14
So I am challenging you tonight to spiritually discern this concept of faith as Jesus taught it.
He is saying you can create your own world like God created ours. If you see something in your life that you don’t like, reshape it.
Shall come to pass – means shall manifest. That is an important word. Let me give you again the definition of what it means to manifest.
Manifest – to make manifest or visible or known what has been hidden or unknown, to manifest, whether by words, or deeds, or in any other way.
As a result of vs. 23, He goes on to say vs. 24. When you pray… Praying is speaking. When you are speaking in the presence of God, you’ve got to believe that you got it – AT THAT MOMENT, and it will manifest.
Everything in life is first born out of the spirit before it shows up in the natural.
The heart is in the realm of the spirit.
So again, everything in life is first born out of the spirit realm before it shows up in the natural realm.
So in faith, you’ve got to believe that you got it in the realm of the spirit in other words, before it manifests in the natural. That is what brother Hagin had come to realize.
ESV – For from it flow the springs of life. NET – For from it are the sources of life. NKJV – For out of it spring the issues of life. NIV – For everything you do flows from it. NASB – For from it flow the springs of life. YLT – For out of it are the outgoings of life.
You are healed. The manifestation of it needs to be pushed from the inside out.
For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he. I think in line with my heart.
Listen (or look) at this verse in various translations. Many of them say that you have to are to believe that you have received (past tense) them, and then you shall have them (manifested).
One last thing… The word receive here has a powerful definition.
Receive – To take with the hand, lay hold of, any person or thing in order to use it. To take in order to carry away. To take what is one’s own, to take to one’s self, to make one’s own.