Emanna for 01/03/2020
Praying with Faith
Matthew 7:7 Ask and it shall be given to you; seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened to you. (8) For every one who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it shall be opened. Words of Ministry
What is faith? Faith is freedom from doubt. It is to accept God's promises in our prayers. It is God who asks us to pray and who wants us to pray. God said, "Concerning the work of My hands, command Me" (Isa. 45:11). If we pray, God has to answer us. Jesus said, "Knock and it shall be opened to you." It is impossible for Him not to open after we have knocked. Jesus said, "Seek and you shall find." It is impossible for us not to find after we have sought. Jesus said, "Ask and it shall be given to you." It is impossible for us to ask and yet not receive. We must see that God's promises are faithful and dependable. Faith is based on our knowledge of God. The more we know God, the stronger our faith will be. We are saved already; we know God already. Therefore, we can believe; there should not be any difficulty at all for us to believe. When we believe, God will answer our prayers. Learn to be a person full of faith from the very beginning. We should not trust in our feelings or our mind. Instead, we should believe in God's word. God's promises are like cash; they work. In fact, God's promises are God's work. The promises tell us of God's work, while His work is the manifestation of His promises. When we believe God's word, abiding in faith rather than in doubt, we will see how real God's words are and we will find answers to our prayers.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee, The Collected Works...vol. 49, p. 293. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA.