Monday, June 27, 2011

Please Remind Me

There is a heavenly court that God calls His people into to plead there case before Him in a way that is much like the Parable of the Woman and Judge (Luke 18:1-8), it goes like this...
Put Me in remembrance; Let us contend together; state your case, that you may be acquitted.
(Isaiah 43:26)

God urges Israel to present their case to Him so that they can be acquitted. In other words, like the Parable of the Woman and the Judge, God calls His people, in a sense to remind Him of His promises. Not that He has forgotten, but do we believe His Word and through faith present our case, believing what He has promised to do, He will perform? Do we place our faith in the integrity of His Word? Do stand on what He has promised? Here is some examples of praying for healing and putting God in remembrance...

Father, Isaiah 53:4-5 says that part of the plan of redemption in Christ is that He has paid in full for me to be healed. Sickness you must go in Jesus’ name…or…

Father, according to Matthew 9:27-28 two blind men asked Jesus for healing and Jesus asked them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” Father, I believe that you are able to heal me and in the name of Jesus I am healed...or…

Father, according to Mark 1:40-41 a leper came to Jesus and said, “If you are willing, You can make me clean”. Jesus answered him and said, “I am willing, be cleaned. “ Father, I know it is your will to heal, in the name of Jesus I am healed, Thank you…

Let's consider these 3 scenarios. Did I pray the same prayer? No…What did I do? I am simply pleading my case before God quoting His word in an area of my life that I need to receive what He has already promised, healing. I may not see the physical evidence but I am being persistent, standing on His Word expecting to be healed and thanking Him for the healing. If what you have prayed for hasn’t materialized and if you pray again, don’t pray the same prayer, that would be unbelief. We are to be persistent, remind God (Isaiah 43:26 Put Me in remembrance) of what His Word says, that is, present our case, use various scriptures, stand on His Truth, receive what I have asked for and thank Him for it whether it has manifest or not. Our faith must be in Christ and what He has done not in a manifestation. This is what Thomas did, "Unless I see," and was rebuked by the LORD for it.

One of the greatest examples of this is...
Therefore it is of faith that it might be according to grace, so that the promise might be sure to all the seed, not only to those who are of the law, but also to those who are of the faith of Abraham, who is the father of us all (as it is written, "I have made you a father of many nations") in the presence of Him whom he believed — God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did; who, contrary to hope, in hope believed, so that he became the father of many nations, according to what was spoken, "So shall your descendants be." And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah's womb. He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. And therefore "it was accounted to him for righteousness."
(Romans 4:16-22)

Abraham did not let unbelief (doubt) have place in his life; He did not consider the condition of his body; He did not have a Bible to look at; He did not let the devil lie to him; But was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform. This is the key to real Bible faith! Being fully convinced that God will do what He  said that He will do.

If it is God's will to heal (it is) then He will heal me if I am fully convinced that God will do what He said that He will do. It is not a matter of time it is a matter of my faith, "Be it according to your faith." The good news is, faith can always grow. Like most other things, the more we practice our faith the more it grows. The point is God will honor and make good on His Word all the time.
I will worship toward Your holy temple, and praise Your name for Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word above all Your name. (Psalms 138:2)

But do we truly believe His Word?

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