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Prayer Changes Things (2 of 2)
Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7. and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
As we were discussing in the first part, when we've gone to the Father in prayer in the correct way, we will have God's peace and that peace will guard our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. We were also talking about how different types of prayer are for different purposes. There is the prayer of intercession, the prayer of salvation, the prayer of consecration, the prayer of repentance for the believer, the prayer of agreement, and these are not the only types of prayer mentioned in the Word of God. One type of prayer isn't always the right type of prayer for every situation.
I would also like to point out as the title of this study indicates, prayer changes things. Prayer does not change God! We know His Word tells us there is no variation of change in Him. Circumstances can change, but God won't!
I've heard people say that prayer moves God. I believe that is not an accurate way of looking at this. The truth is, God has already moved on our behalf. The Apostle Paul wrote to the Ephesians and said, Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. Ephesians 1:3.
We have already been blessed with all the blessings of God, we have to learn to receive them according to God's Word. Prayer is one of things God has given us to accomplish this.
Faith receives those things that have already been accomplished in the spiritual realm and manifests them in the natural realm. The New English Translation says in Hebrews11:1. Faith gives substance to our hopes and makes us certain of realities we do not see.
We may not see these realities in ...
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