Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. Mark 11:24
When you pray about a specific need, what do you see on the inside? When you’re praying about someone’s healing of a terminal disease, are you seeing them in a coffin? When you’re praying for a financial breakthrough, are you seeing the creditors hounding you until you’re bankrupt?
You see, the Bible doesn’t teach that we get what we pray for. It says we receive what we believe we receive when we pray. Jesus said, “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” Friends, “WHATEVER THINGS” covers your every need. And believing that you receive them comes before having them.
In Matthew 8:13, Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.” The centurion’s servant was healed that same hour. The centurion believed that he received his miracle even before he saw it in the natural.
I read about a blind lady who was taken to a great healing evangelist for prayer. After he had prayed for her, he asked her, “Now, tell me what you see.” She opened her eyes only to be told by the evangelist to “Close your eyes. Tell me what you see.” She opened her eyes again only to be told, I didn’t say to open your eyes. I asked you what you saw. Close your eyes. Now, tell me what you see.”
This went on for a while, until the lady realized that the evangelist was asking her what she saw on the inside. Did she see herself seeing? When she understood that, she said, “I see myself with sight.” Then the evangelist told her, “Now slowly open your eyes.” That moment, she opened her eyes to perfect vision.
So, when you pray, what do you really believe and see on the INSIDE? Well, Pastor Don, I really can’t see it. Then DON’T pray yet. Change your vision on the INSIDE first. Start seeing yourself with the answer. See yourself healed.