Jesus is found over twenty times in the Gospels praying or teaching about prayer. This one from Luke 18: 1-5...We all know this story of the widow and the judge. It begins 'that men always ought to pray and not lose heart' ... The lessons to learn from this scripture... Number 1: JUST DO IT ...We "ought to pray" We have to just do it. Put it into practice. We learn by doing! Number 2: PRAY ALWAYS... It's correct to pray "always"- at all times; for all things; and in any situation. Prayer opens the door for positive spiritual influence and results! Number 3: LEGAL DEMANDS... Praying is like a lawyer making legal demands before a judge. God is a good judge. The picture of a judge who "doesn't care" is to encourage us to make strong demands, NOT that God is uncaring! Number 4: OVERCOME EVIL... There is conscious evil in the world. We have to overcome our "adversary" during prayer. There is demonic resistance to our prayers. We pray
Hebrews 11:1 states this "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Everything in the spirit world is spiritual substance. It is real! Believing is not faith, faith is not believing. They work together...Believing writes the check, faith cashes it! Believing is a noun. Faith is a verb and a verb is an act! Romans 10:9-10 refers to believing in your heart and confessing with your mouth. With the heart a man believes. When you believe in your heart you must act upon it for it to become faith. Believing is a silent force, but faith is a vocal expression of what you believe! The Faith Dimension is the language of the spirit! Faith is what sets all other spiritual laws in motion! Faith gives hope substance! Faith calls it done...NOW!