Pastor Segun Obadje

March 09: Praying in Faith

Hebrews 11:1

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

James 5:14-15

14 Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:

15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

The prayer of faith is that which calls the things that be not as though they were. Romans 4:17 tells us that Abraham believed in God, who makes alive the dead and calls the things that be not as though they were. Hebrews 11:1 tells us that faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Before things come into being physically, there must be an evidence of such in the realm of the Spirit. Nothing in the physical floats without a substance or an evidence in the spiritual. The Word of God is the beginning of creation; for all things were made by Him (John 1:1-3). Therefore, the Word is the substance or evidence of things not seen as yet, and forms the foundation of Bible faith. The prayer of faith calls into physical manifestation things of the Word through faith. Faith, then, is the medium through which spiritual things of the Word become physical things. The prayer of faith is not supplication. It is an authoritative proclamation of what faith has captured.

James 5:14-15 tells us to call for the elders of the church when a brother is sick, and that they pray the prayer of faith, which shall heal the sick, and if he has committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. In this case, the prayer of faith is calling into manifestation the healing of the sick in the Name of Jesus Christ from the provision made by the Lord Jesus Christ in the Scriptures, through the elder’s faith or conviction of such. Having received the revelation of God’s Word as to what Christ has done for us, you can boldly declare and call it forth authoritatively. This is the prayer of faith; it is not prayed to God, but prayed through God, in the Name of Jesus Christ, just like Jesus cursed the fig tree by saying out loud: “No man eats fruits of thee hereafter forever.” He did not pray to the Father to make what He has said so, He only commanded it so by faith, God’s faith in Him.

My Solid Front (Confession):

In the Name of Jesus, I declare that my faith is working, and I engage my faith in praying the prayer of faith. I get results in praying the prayer of faith as I call forth the things that are not as though they were. Amen.

Further Meditation:

Mark 11:22-24; James 5:13-15.

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