KEY: The prayer of faith will move the Father to do what He otherwise would not do.
Don’t ask other people if a man can be supernaturally healed. That would be opinion getting concerning the Word of God. The answer about healing must come from the Word of God itself.
Some say this about healing. “God can do anything He wants to do.” Well let’s see if that is true. God wants every believer to give his offering because everything belongs to God anyway. But God is not going to make believers give.
It is the desire of God that every man be saved, but every man will not receive the free gift of grace the Father has given.
There are many things within the realm of the kingdom of God that the Father wants for us but they are tied to and initiated by the faith of the receiver. In other words, the Father wants to give it to us more than we want to receive it, but He has established the means of receiving as a prayer of faith. The prayer of faith will move the Father to do what He otherwise would not do.
Sometimes it is hard to follow an unseen teacher like the Person of the Holy Spirit. But this is the life God wants for us if we are to pray the PRAYER OF FAITH. What about the woman with the issue of blood? Her faith made her whole.
Look at her confession in Mark 5:28.
Mark 5:28 ESV For she said, "If I touch even his garments, I will be made well."
Look at her confession in Mark 5:33.
Mark 5:33 ESV But the woman, knowing what had happened to her, came in fear and trembling and fell down before him and told him the whole truth.
There was no doubt that she had been healed. It an act of faith and not just a positive confession with no results. The one preaching faith did not have to convince her that she was whole, she knew she had received a touch of the Master's hand.
Let's exchange the ministry of manipulation that is seen so much in our churches and on TV back to the position of the ministry of faith in what God can and wants to do, ifonly we believe.
Remember the object of our prayers: We are not to put faith in a man or ministry. We are not to put faith in our faith. WE ARE to put faith in GOD, in His WORD, in His HOLY SPIRIT which is active in us, and in the WORK OF CHRIST ON THE CROSS and His RESURRECTION.
Charles Morris. Founder and Senior Pastor of RSIM USA.