The Communion of Your Faith
Any prayer is a prayer of faith. However, your faith in the god that you pray to may not be pure. Any prayer that you pray is communion with the spirit of your faith. To the Christian, the prayer of faith is communion with the Word of God in Jesus Christ.
The Christian prayer without the Word of God is an empty prayer. For, the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ is The Word of God (Rev. 19:13), and the Word of God is the sword of the Holy Spirit (Eph. 6:17). Moreover, our Lord Jesus Christ is God and God is Christ. the Word of God.
John 1:1, 14 says: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.”
If you as a Christian pray a prayer of faith that is based on belief in a dream or a vision or even a combination of a verse of Scripture and a dream, then your faith in the Word of God is not pure. And therefore, your communion with the Holy Spirit through the Word of God will also be unclean.
Rom. 10:6-8 teaches:
Verse 6, 7: “But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from above:) Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead.)
- What Rom. 6,7 teaches is that the Faith in Jesus Christ which justifies you before God, does not seek the God and Father of your Lord Jesus Christ in heaven or in the deep..
Verse 8: “But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach.”
- You do not need any spiritual manifestation like, a dream or a vision or any superstitious ideas.
- Recently a sister at another church testified that she tripped and badly fell. Her elder son was present. As she got up and dusted herself she said to her son: I wonder whose death this fall of mine signals. Two days later, that elder son of hers suddenly fell ill and passed away the next day and, all the earnest efforts and prayers of that family and her church were to no avail. Her superstition effectively rendered her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word ineffective in her household.
- 1Pet. 1:14-17 teaches: “As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man’s work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear.”
- Keep your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ pure. For He is not only holy but, He is also a jealous God. And that means that He demands that your faith in His Word is pure.
- Remember, His Word is with – it is in your heart and in your mouth. He does not say in His Word that He will hasten a dream or a vision to perform it. In Jer. 1:12 He says: “…I will hasten my word to perform it.
Verse 9, 10: “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. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
- When you are a Christian (whether you a born to a Christian family or whether you are a proselyte) you will naturally believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. And, you will also believe that God has raised Him from the dead. You will not only believe this but you will also confess this unto others with your mouth. This is the initial stage of your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
- The next stage of your faith in your Lord Jesus Christ would be the love and believe that you have for, and also in His Word of Scripture. It is this faith in His Word of blessings and deliverance for your life that you will come to identify with as you search the Scriptures.
- It is in this second stage of your faith in the Word of God that you need confess these promises of blessings and deliverance in the Word of God that you identify with and believe.
- This is also what the Apostle Paul teaches in Heb. 10:22, 23, saying: “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; for he is faithful that promised.”
Thus, you will be justified before God when you believe and trust His Word with a pure and true heart. Then you can boldly pray as King David in Ps. 86:1-5 when he prays: “Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and needy. Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee. Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily. Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.”
God bless and guide you.