Is God Sovereign? Yes, He is sovereign to His Word.
God is not moved by begging, crying, shouting or even by a prayer request. God is moved by His Word that is coupled with faith.
Several years ago, I was met a man who had been born again for 2 weeks. He had been diagnosed with a term illness a few years prior and was on medication to help with the symptoms that came with the onset of this condition – Parkinson’s. I simply said to him, “Healing comes with salvation, I am going to lay hands on you, pray, and Jesus will take that off you.” I prayed a simple prayer and reminded God that He said Jesus bore our sins and was beaten and by His strips we were healed. I asked the Lord to reveal that part of His promise of salvation to this man and in the name of Jesus commanded that disease to go. My brother is free of this term illness. It’s been I believe three years. Glory to God!
See in 2 Corinthians 5:17 the bible says, “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold all things become new.” -talking about being born again/receiving salvation.
In 1Peter 2:24 the bible says, “ who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose [a]stripes you were healed.” -this explains when we receive salvation through Jesus, the old sinful man is dead and therefore we are able to be restored to health because Jesus was beaten so we could receive healing.
In the book of 2 Timothy chapter two, we can see that God id faithful to His Word, He cannot lie.
2 Timothy 2:13 (AMP)
If we are faithless, He remains faithful [true to His word and His righteous character], for He cannot deny Himself.
A lot of believers aren’t sure how to go to God, how to use faith, and how to receive from Him. I would say most believers are either unaware because they are still learning, or over complicate our relationship with the Father (God) according to His Word (Jesus).
Believers (those who believe in Jesus as the Son of God), are not to be subject, any longer, to the curse that came from sin. Those who have called upon Jesus have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus and therefore shouldn’t know a life of tragedy, but rather a life of triumph which glorifies God! I’m not saying we as believers will never go through a tough time. As far I see it, believers are right back where Adam and Eve were before sin. The only difference is we live in a hostile environment (this present world), and we now live this life according to the Word of God by faith in Jesus.
- How do we go to God? Boldly in the name of Jesus.
- How do we use faith? Know the scripture and ask/pray or speak according to it.
- How do we receive from God? Don’t change your mind, and be patient receiving His promise(s).
Knowing what the scriptures say, in context, builds faith in your spirit. It’s impossible that it wouldn’t because the Word of God is alive. To know the scripture, you have to read and study your bible. This builds faith and faith creates boldness.
When a person is bold, they are not afraid, that leaves out the begging, crying, and shouting….
REMEMBER THIS – FAITH CREATES BOLDNESS AND FAITH COMES FROM KNOWING THE WORD!
God is faithful to His Word. In His Word He has given us promises that we can stand on no matter what need we may have or affliction we may be going through.
Go to God and remind Him of His promises – HE IS FAITHFUL TO HIS WORD!!
49 Remember the word to Your servant,
Upon which You have caused me to hope.
50 This is my comfort in my affliction,
For Your word has given me life.
The Psalmist is reminding God of His promises and that His promises give Him hope and comfort in the midst of his affliction.
God is a good and loving God. Don’t let the devil lie about the savior and our victory in Jesus!