Does Prayer Really Work????

The Holy Scriptures show that Jesus spent an enormous amount of time in the healing ministry. He never failed to produce positive results. In John 14:12 Jesus promised us – “Verily, I say unto you , he that believeth on me, the works that I do he shall also do and greater works then these shall he do.” The target words here are “he who believes on me.” It is He, Jesus, that grants the power of the Word to become a reality. In addition to this we find that there are other scriptures that prove and establish this fact. Job 22:28 says, “Thou shall decree a thing and it shall be established unto you.” Have you noticed that the crowds that followed after Jesus continued to grow as they marveled at His miracles? When Jesus prayed He always had perfect faith, expectation and confidence that the Father would answer His prayer. We can expect the same results when we pray with that kind of faith, expectation and confidence, and in accordance with His will. If we pray out of fear we have already lost the spiritual battle and the results we seek. 2 Timothy 1:7 encourages us with these words, “For God hath not given us a spirit of fear but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” This is our invincible armor which the enemy can not penetrate and harm us. Who are the ‘goliaths’ in your life? Is it financial lack, illness, sickness or disease? None of these can stand against the promise of the Word. Now, here is the key phrase you need to know and remember. Prayer is part of God’s creative process. Read that again…Prayer is part of God’s creative process. Almighty God, through the living Word brought creation into being. The Word spoke and the Word (later to come in the flesh as Jesus) brought it to pass. And so creation came into being. When we pray we are speaking things into existence the very same way in which the Word brought creation into existence. When we  pray or speak we must not doubt, and we must have every expectation and confidence that God will also honor and keep His word and bring into existence all that we have spoken. We are encouraged to ‘speak to that mountain’ as in Mark 11:23, “For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea, and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” Our loving Father loves us with the same love that He has for Jesus and He will honor His word to us as well. Numbers 23:19 tells us “God is not a man that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent; hath He said and shall He not make it good?” Isaiah 55:11 assures us, “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” Almighty God has given to us the ‘Keys to the Kingdom’. This key is the power of our prayer spoken in faith, expectation and confidence. Faith activates the power of God. Romans 4:17 tells us that God…”calls the things that be not as though they were.” God who knows the end from the beginning can speak of things that have not yet happened. This is the very same gift and power He offers us. We are partakers in creating a new and better life for ourselves and for others through the power of prayer. We need only to raise our expectation and have faith and confidence in God’s ability to perform…not our ability…but His. Does prayer really work?  YES.

For As I See It, I am,

Roy A. Lamont