In Mark 9:23, Jesus said, “If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.” After reading this and other verses throughout the Bible I understood that what I believe is what I receive. So If I want to receive from the Lord I have to work on my believing. We received the New Birth by faith. If you are baptized in the Holy Spirit and speak with other tongues you received that by faith. So why should we stop there? The same way we asked God to save us and we took Him at His Word as in Romans 10:9, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
We did not struggle to believe that, we received it and acted on it. In that same vein, when we read His promises, we are to receive and act on them. Mark 11:24 lets us know that we receive right now. With faith there is no waiting period, we have it immediately when we ask in line with the Word of God.
If we believe God for anything and we are waiting for it to happen, then we are not in faith. Hebrews 11:1 states, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Faith is now, faith is not in the future but when we pray. With faith we don’t have to wait to receive from God. When we see the truth of God’s Word we can receive it then if we believe.
The revelation of the Kingdom of God in Mark Chapter 4 is where I learned how to receive from God. When Jesus was teaching His disciples about the sower that sowed in 4 different grounds He said in Mark 4:9, “He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. When He and His disciples were alone they wanted to know what He meant by this parable. Jesus let them know that. “To you has been entrusted the mystery of the kingdom of God and that if you don’t know this parable how will you know all parables.”
When I read that I began to study Mark 4 and break down this parable. I received revelation knowledge from the Holy Spirit on how to stand on the Word and not be moved by my 5 physical senses. He wants to teach us how to trust the Word even when we can’t see anything that is lining up to the Word. We receive the revelation of the Word (or a personal word from God) in our spirit first and then it is manifested on the outside. We have to know that sometimes our prayers will not manifest itself instantly, but we can rest on the truth that it will manifest once it has been made real to us.
We have to study the Word for ourselves. Whatever we are believing God for; we have to keep meditating on the Word along these lines. The Word has life in it and sooner or later it will speak to our spirit and release that life. Once it speaks to our spirit we will just know that it is done, that it is ours.
About the Author:
Edna C Wimbush is a powerful woman of God who is gifted in the areas of faith and healing. As one of the original founding members of Women of Excellence she also serves on its Board of Directors. Edna faithfully ministered to women at WOE’s conferences and retreats for the past eight years and she has since advanced to a Women of Excellence Level Five Teacher.