“Whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” Jesus in Mark 11:24
When you read that verse it appears that Jesus is teaching a prayer principle, but in reality He is teaching a faith principle. As we look back in verse 23 Jesus says this:
“…does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.”
Now in addition to faith, that is believing these things; Jesus adds another principle to answered prayer…it is “whatever he says.”
So now we have three keys to answers:
For example, the internet connectivity in my office was going off intermittently for several days. I wanted to say: “the service I am getting is terrible, why do I have to pay for this continued failure!” That is what I wanted to say, but I know the power of my words. (I will confess now that I have not always had control over my words.)
Now, when are you going to believe what you ask for? Jesus said, “whatever you ask, believe.” You are not going to believe it when you see it, the Bible says you must believe it when you say it.
The Hebrews writer adds this: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
You may be saying, “but I prayed and I have not yet seen the answer.” Jesus did not say to believe it when you see it, but rather, when you say it, believe it. The bible does not say “you have” it says “you will have.”
So how do I do this in my business, my marriage, my family? You pray, you believe, and then you walk in faith because you have received it in your spirit.