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"Have the Faith of God: When You Pray!" Parts 2-1b & 2-1c June 22, 2014

B. “Agreement” – Dictionary.com – Part 2-1b: According to dictionary.com, the word “agreement” means:

  1.  “The act of agreeing or of coming to a mutual arrangement.”
  2. “The state of being in accord.”

  3. “An arrangement that is accepted by all parties to a transaction.”

  4. “Unanimity of opinion; harmony in feeling.”

WOW! WOW! Having the faith of God means WE have entered into a contract with Him! It means we believe what God believes and our decision is unanimously synced with His whether what we prayed for work out in our favor or not! Since God knows the past, present, and the future of our lives, we agree with His faith (His will) on our matters without grumbling or disagreeing with His decision – we have peace about the outcome of our issue!

Remember, we used God’s faith to believe the outcome, not our human faith – we told God “God I trust You to work this out according to YOUR will for my life, NOT my will!” and that is exactly what He is going to do! God knows what He is doing; His ways are better than ours!! God knows what we need and when we need it – again, He knows what’s best for us!!

Let’s look at the word “agreement” a little closer. The words “agree,” “agreed,” and “agreeing” are all forms of the word “agreement;” the meaning of these words are (dictionary.reference.com):

  1. “To have the same views, emotions, etc.; harmonize in opinion or feeling” – when we have God’s faith (agree with Him) we will be at peace with His end results of our prayers!

     

  2. “To give consent; concurrence” – when we have God’s faith, we are giving Him consent to do what He knows is best in our situation; we concur with His decision. Also, we are consenting for God’s will to be done NOT OURS – no matter how bad we want “it.”

     

  3. “To live in concord or without contention; get along together” – once our answer comes (God will answer one way or the other – His answer will ALWAYS be for our good – it might not be the expected answer we want but it is for our good) concerning what we prayed and asked God for, we will NOT get upset with God if things does not go our way! We will love God, worship God, praise Him, and have no unforgiveness against Him! Yes, let’s keep it real – there are people who get upset with God because what they prayed for did not come to pass! I can tell you this because I was one of them long years ago; when I did not get what I prayed for, I would get upset with God but now I thank God I have learned better!! I thank God His mercy, grace, and love saved me!!

  4. “To come to one opinion or mind; come to an arrangement or understanding; arrive at a settlement”- once the answer to our prayer comes, we settle it in our minds! God’s faith, which comes through the impartation of the Holy Spirit, causes us to settle His answer in our minds; IF we are in agreement with God when we pray!!

 

C. “Agree,” “Agreed,” and “Agreeing” – Definition – Part 2-1c:  When our petitions to God does not happen in our favor, God is not trying to hurt or punish us - He loves us and He knows what is best for us - that is why we ask God's heart on the matters we petition Him for! God is a wise God who knows why the answer we received was not in our favor (if it were not) - the way we wanted "it" to happen - sometimes God will reveal to us why what we prayed for did not happen and sometimes He will not. This is why it is important that we trust God and know He has our best interest at heart!

Remember, God's ways are NOT our ways nor His thoughts are our thoughts! God does not move or do things the way we would or the way we think they should be done. If you get upset or depressed once you receive an answer about what you have prayed for and it did not go according to the way you thought it should have, you did not use God's faith to believe but your human faith. If God's faith was used (remember, the God kind of faith is a supernatural faith and it comes only from God), you would have accepted what happened; no matter what! The human faith is the "Name it, claim it" or "Blab it, grab it" faith! The people who uses human faith to try and obtain what they want takes part of the Scriptures and twist them around for their good - they pray about something and without thinking of what God's will is, they start saying "Jesus said in the Word I can ask anything in His name and He will do it and I am laying my hands on this car and asking for it in the Name of Jesus!" NOT! This is a name it, claim it prayer and God is NOT in it - the person has taken the Word out of context! Yes, Jesus did say that you can ask anything in His name and He would do it; the key is the second part of what He said in John 14:13-14, "…that the Father may be glorified in the Son" but let's pause a moment and look closely at that Scripture; we will do this in Session D. “Agree,” “Agreed,” and “Agreeing” – Definition – Part 2-1c-1.

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God bless,

Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks

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