Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
How can we believe we have received something when we have not yet received it? When we are “Born Again” into the family of God we believe that Jesus died for our sins and we didn’t see Him do that? Once we receive Him as our Savior this creates a lively hope within us and we know that something is different about ourselves. But, didn’t we do the same with salvation; believe we received and then we were saved? Jesus is giving us the same method for receiving anything we desire or need. When you pray, believe you receive and you shall have.
Only Hear and Believe
The woman with the issue of blood had been seeking physicians for 12 long years and had even spent all her money. She had not seen Jesus but she had heard that he was performing miracles and healing everyone He touched. (Mark 5:27) She had made up her mind that by believing she had received before she ever touched the hem of His Garment. (Mark 5:28)
Her faith was in a preconceived plan; #1 go where Jesus was, #2 touch the hem of the garment, and #3 She would be healed. She believed and carried out her plan and received. Immediately, her bleeding stopped and she felt in her body she was healed. There were hundreds of others touching Jesus, but when this woman drew virtue from Jesus by her faith, He knew that touch and wanted to see this woman. My mother saw a similar experience with a neighbor of my grandmothers. You can read about it by clicking HERE.
Believe God’s Word
The world does not understand the things of the Spirit, for the things of the Spirit must be spiritually discerned. (1 Corinthians 2:14) The world thinks as the Apostle Thomas one time did… they must see first then they will believe. (John 20:25) Don’t get caught up in the ways of the world but get caught up in the ways of the Spirit.
Matthew 8:13 says: as you have believed, so let it be done for you….
Beloved, God wants you to know that when you believe you receive the things you pray for, you are believing the words of Jesus. You will receive the things you desire and the miracle you need!