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Mark 11:24

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 24 Because of this: whatever you pray for, believe that you will receive, and you will.1 [If you believe what you have heard the Lord tell you to pray, then you will receive what you ask in prayer, as John carefully states: "And this is the confidence that we have in him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him." 1 John 5:14-15. Unless you have crucified your sinful nature, to receive his Spirit in sufficient measure to reveal His will, you have no idea what His will is. This is why the vast majority of prayers, made in the carnal minds of beginning believers, are never answered. When we can do His will, we hear what to pray from Him, and we know for sure such prayers are heard and will be granted. From the Word of the Lord within: "Pray only as you are told."]

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1 Whoever says to this mountain, 'Be removed and be cast into the sea;' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things which he says will come to pass; he will have whatever he says because of this: whatever you pray for, believe that you will receive, and you will. Faith is hearing the word within tell you what to do and say, and then obeying. Faith is not making your own choice of what you want done from your carnal mind, and then praying for it to be done. Oh no! That kind of faith is a demonic faith, from the will of a mind that is the enemy of God; that kind of faith would produce chaos in the world. Your faith has to be in obedience to what God asks you to do or pray to be done. Jesus never did, or said, or formed an opinion, other than as he was instructed by the Father to do; and so must we die to self, so that we are directed in everything by God's spiritual promptings in thought, word, deed, and prayer. Jesus only did the will of the Father, and so must we if we expect to enter the kingdom of heaven. From the Word of the Lord within: "Pray only as you are told."

This is another case of serious mistranslation in the King James Version, (but only the KJV), which incorrectly reads: "Therefore I say to you, "When you pray, whatever you desire, believing that you will receive it, you will have it;" and which leads people aside from the true understanding of what faith is. Further evidence of true faith, (hearing the Word of God and believing it enough to obey), is Peter, written as saying and doing in Matthew 14:24-31:

But the boat was now in the middle of the sea, tossed with waves; for the wind was against them.
And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went to them, walking on the sea.
And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, "It is a spirit;" and they cried out for fear.
But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, "Be of good cheer; it is I, do not be afraid."
Then Peter said to him, "Lord, if it is you, command me come to you on the water."
And he [Jesus] said, "Come." And when Peter had stepped down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.
But when he saw the roaring wind, he was afraid and began to sink, and he cried, saying, "Lord, save me."
And immediately Jesus stretched out his hand and caught him, and said to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?"

Peter knew that if Jesus commanded him to walk on water, he would be able to do it, and he did walk on the water; but then he became afraid and doubted that he could continue — by doubting, he lost the faith that kept him above the water. Jesus complained of Peter's little faith because Jesus has commanded Peter to come; and if we are commanded by Him to do or pray for anything, we should never doubt that it can and will be thoroughly done; because with obedience to God's orders, anything is possible.

If you believe what you have heard the Lord tell you to pray, then you will receive what you ask in prayer, as John carefully states: "And this is the confidence that we have in him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him." 1 John 5:14-15. God only hears what you ask if you ask according to His will; and unless you have crucified your sinful nature, to receive his Spirit in sufficient measure to reveal His will, you have no idea what His will is. Since He only hears if we ask according to His will, this is why the vast majority of prayers, made in the carnal minds of beginning believers, are never answered.

From the Word of the Lord within: "What is the evidence of your belief? — operational faith. Faith is to hear the Word of God and obey. Those who take directed action will save theirs and others' lives. If told what to pray for, they can be extremely effective; to pray as heard — righteous expectation." A true Christian is crucified and purified by the grace of God, able to do God's will on earth as it is done in heaven; that is a true Christian's sole purpose: to pray, to speak, and to act as God directs, thus to bring glory to God.

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