Receiving When We Ask
Declaring God's Word
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8 September 
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Receiving When We Ask

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8 September 

By Derek Prince

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My Father knows what I need, even before I ask Him

One of the great secrets of getting things from God is receiving. There are many people who ask but never receive. There is a Scripture verse that is very emphatic about this principle of receiving. Jesus was speaking about petitioning God, and He said:

‚ÄúTherefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.‚ÄĚ (Mark 11:24)

The New International Version says, ‚ÄúBelieve that you have received it,‚ÄĚ which is a more literal translation. We receive the things we ask for when we pray. If you pray in that way‚ÄĒbelieving that when you pray, you receive‚ÄĒyou will have what you ask for.

Notice that receiving is not the same as having. Receiving is settling it; having is the experience that follows. Let‚Äôs say you have a financial need. You pray. You are in touch with God. You say, ‚ÄúGod, we need fifteen hundred dollars by Thursday.‚ÄĚ Then, you say, ‚ÄúThank You, God.‚ÄĚ You have received it. Nothing has changed in your circumstances, but you have received it nevertheless. You will have it.

Prayer response

Thank You, Father, that You know me completely. I proclaim that I receive what I request when I pray, because receiving is settling it. My Father knows what I need, even before I ask Him. Amen.

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