Matthew 7:7 - 8
ESV - 7 Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.
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We must when we pray know God is and that He is a rewarder for them that diligently seek Him. IE: If you do not know that He will answer it is a rare thing if He does because you lack faith. I have witnessed and been involved with several miracles, healings, and deliverances. They all have 1 thing in common: the receiver knew God would do it. A sister came to me one time and said, “I know if you pray for me God will heal me.” She had raised places the doctor told her were calcium deposits all over her body that looked like something poking thru from the inside. We were having prayer for the sick, and she took my hand and laid it on one of these near her collar bone. She raised her hands, shut her eyes, and we prayed for her. When I said, “…in the name of Jesus!” it disappeared under my hand. She knew like the lady that touched Jesus's hem that she would be made whole. She got what she believed she would. If people pray in faith, they will receive; if they think God will not answer, they will receive nothing. Remember the story of Elisha dying? King Joash came to him and Elisha told the king to strike the ground with a handful of arrows. He struck it half-hearted 3 times and was admonished. He said, “You could have had total victory,” but he did not. Because of his approach he received 3 victories, but they were lasting. The way you believe dictates what you receive. When God delivered me from drugs, alcohol and cigarettes, He healed me of the ability to be addicted because I believed it would be forever. 40 years later on pain meds, I stopped taking them after a few weeks with no withdrawal whatsoever. You set the degree you receive. God is no respecter of persons. He will do for you like He did for others. Study the scripture, commit it to heart. Many times we miss out on much because we mix doubt and worldly influence into our understanding. Maranatha. Elisha story: KJV 2kings:13:18,19.
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