Does this mean that if we believe hard enough that what we ask for has already been granted, we will get anything we ask for in prayer?
NKJV - 24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
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Simply put, it means that you should put no limits of what you ask of God. Eph 3:20 tells us that God is able to do "exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think..." However, all prayer has to recognize His supreme sovereignty--i.e., what you are asking for may or may not be in His plan. Unanswered prayer is sometimes the best outcome. I can't think of how many times I have prayed for something only to watch God's handiwork roll out a completely different and better plan. You always have to acknowledge His sovereignty and pray according to His will, just as Jesus taught us. Matt 6:20. God is not a genie to grant your every wish. As the expression goes, be careful of what you wish for. In the case of a Christian, it may not always be what God wants for you.
NKJV 11:24 Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. You must first believe that you receive them. THEN you WILL HAVE them. You will receive it later. WILL, not a conditional. It is a sure thing, you will receive it. But you must first BELIEVE THAT YOU RECEIVE THEM. So the first condition is to BELIEVE.
Don't interpret Mark 11:24 to mean, “If you pray hard enough and really believe, God has to answer your prayers, regardless of what you ask.” This kind of faith is not faith in God; rather, it is only faith in faith or faith in feelings. True faith in God has to be built on His Word (John 15:7; Rom. 10:17), and His Word reveals His will to us.
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