How Can I Know for Sure My Prayers will be Answered ?
You may have thought at one time How Can I Know for Sure My Prayers will be Answered ? Can we really know this ? Is it possible to know this ? These are thoughts that many of us have had. In this Post you will find out what is the Scriptural Answer to these questions.
A WOMAN WHO HAD DETERMINED FAITH FOR HER HEALING
Mark 5:25-34 says: Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years, and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse. When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment.For she said, ‘If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well”.Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction. And Jesus, immediately knowing in Himself that power had gone out from Him, turned around in the crowd and said, “Who touched My clothes” ? But His disciples said to Him, “You see the multitude thronging You, and You say, “Who touched Me ?” And He looked around to see her who had done this thing. But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth. And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well, Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction”.
This woman had a “Determined Faith” that is why she received her healing ! She was bleeding for twelve years I do not know how she was walking around after losing so much blood. However, she was determined and she did not let the bleeding stop her. Even after spending all her money she was determined and did not let that stop her.There was a multitude of people around Jesus she pressed through the crowd to get to Him and she was determined and did not let that stop her.Determined Faith was the reason she was healed ! Even though she had all those obstacles she did not let it stop her and her Determined Faith is what helped her get her healing !
A PARALYZED MAN AND HIS HELPERS WHO HAD DETERMINED FAITH FOR A MIRACLE
Luke 5:17-26 talks about Jesus was teaching and there were people there from Galilee,Judea and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was present to heal them.Then men brought on a bed a man who was paralyzed, whom they sought to bring in and lay before Jesus. And when they could not find how they might bring him in, because of the crowd, they went up on the housetop and let him down with his bed through the tiling into the midst before Jesus.When he saw their faith, He said to him, “Man, your sins are forgiven you.” And in verse 24 Jesus said “I say to you arise,take up your bed, and go to your house.” Immediately he rose up before them, took up what he had been lying on, and departed to his own house, glorifying God and they were all amazed, and they glorified God and were filled with fear, saying, “We have seen strange things today”.
This man that was paralyzed and the men that carried him had obstacles in from of them. First of all, was the crowd of people they could not get through but because of their Determined Faith they did not let that stop them. Then they had to climb on top of the house but they did not let that stop them. Then they had to pull off the tiles of the roof and create a hole big enough and let the man down in front of Jesus but because of their Determined Faith they did not let that stop them. And their Determined Faith rewarded them with his healing.
A WIDOW HAS DETERMINED FAITH AND GETS JUSTICE
Luke 18:1-8 talks about a widow woman who asked a judge to give her justice from her adversary. This judge was a heathen judge and he did not respect God or man and he would not give her justice. However because of the widows Determined Faith the judge said I am going to give this woman justice because if I do not she will just keep coming back to bother me. In the Living Bible it said she was getting on his nerves ! So he gave her justice and then the passage goes on to say If a widow can get justice from a heathen judge how much more will we be able to get justice from a just judge almighty God if we will cry out to Him day and night.Then He said He will give us justice speedily.From this passage over the years I have formed a statement that says: The degree of our determination will determine the speed of the manifestation. The more determined we are the faster God will work on our behalf !
All three of these bible passages shows us people who had Determined Faith and it gave them the Answers to their Prayers.
Hebrews 10:23 says: Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
This verse tells us that our confession of faith must be “without wavering”. We must be single minded.
James 1:1-8 says:James, a bond servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad: Greetings, My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. If any one lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind, For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord, he is a double minded man, unstable in all his ways.
Here again God says we must be single minded and not double minded.
HOW TO GET FROM THE “AMEN” TO THE “THERE IT IS” !
What ever it is we are believing God for usually we pray to the Father in Jesus name and then say “Amen” ! Then when the Prayer is Answered we can say “there it is” !
How do we get from the “Amen” to the “there it is” ? By Determined Faith !