How many times have you prayed without assurance of your answer, not knowing whether or not you actually made any “heavenly” contact? Unfortunately, for many, this is a common occurrence. But, the good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. You can have assurance when you pray. Read on . . .
1 Peter 3:12a (KJV) 12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers:
1 Corinthians 1:30 (KJV) 30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
2 Corinthians 5:21 (KJV) 21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
If you’ve been born-again, Jesus is your righteousness whether or not you feel like it. You were made righteous in Him and therefore God hears your prayers.
Righteousness means “right standing with God.” When we’re in Jesus, we’re in right standing with Him, something we could never do ourselves. It had to be by Jesus’ redemptive sacrifice.
As born-again Christians, our hearts continually desire to be and stay in right relationship with God. And thankfully, Jesus made a way for that to be. By His redemption, He became our righteousness – our right standing with God, Therefore, when we accepted Him as our Lord and Savior, we accepted His righteousness for ourselves. We are now the righteousness of Him — in right standing with God, now and forever.
I said all this to show that God does indeed hear our prayers. But as the title says, we need to use our “faith” password to access all of His promises because God is only moved by faith. He will answer all faith-filled prayers based on His Word.
Hebrews 11:6 (KJV) 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
1 John 5:14-15 (KJV) 14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
We can have assurance regarding our prayers. When we pray in faith according to God’s Word (which is His will), we know that He hears us, and then, because He hears us, we can know that we have the answer to our prayers.
God is always on the look-out for those who will believe Him and His Word so that He can show Himself strong and move on their behalf.
Be one of those people!
2 Chronicles 16:9 (KJV) 9 For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.