Pray the Promises – PART 1
Whether you need healing, protection, prosperity or any other blessing, God has promised, it takes faith to receive it. It takes making God’s Word final authority in your life. The Amplified Bible says, “Therefore, [inheriting] the promise is the outcome of faith and depends [entirely] on faith…” (Romans 4:16). As you release your faith, it allows grace – God’s unmerited favor – to flow to you.
But if you don’t but the Word of God first, if you hold on to the traditions of men instead, you won’t be in a position to receive from God. The Bible says traditions make the Word of God of no effect (Matthew 15:6). They shut off the grace of God because there’s no faith in them.
One tradition that has robbed the Body of Christ for years is praying, “If it be Your will.” That might sound humble, but it’s simply unbelief. It means you don’t know God’s will in that situation. It ties God’s hands in your life because there is no faith.
Faith begins where the will of God is known. The Word of God is the will of God. Faith comes by hearing God’s Word. You can have faith for whatever the Bible says is God’s will.
NEXT TIME: Pray the Promises — PART 2: God’s Will Is Good