Move It, Receive It, Prevent It


Luke 11:1 Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.” (ESV)

Jesus was praying with His SG - they were moved to a place that they requested He teach them to pray

It is a significant thing when a believer desires to learn how to pray


Faith is an important element when we pray - Jesus also said these things:

Matt. 8:10 When Jesus heard this, he marvelled and said to those who followed him, “Truly, I tell you, with no one in Israel have I found such faith.

Matt. 8:26 And he said to them, “Why are you afraid, O you of little faith?” Then he rose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. (ESV)

Matt. 9:22 Jesus turned, and seeing her he said, “Take heart, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And instantly the woman was made well. ESV)

Matt. 9:29 Then he touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith be it done to you.” (ESV)

Matt. 14:31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” (ESV)

Matt. 15:28 Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed instantly. (ESV)

Matt. 16:8 But Jesus, aware of this, said, “O you of little faith, why are you discussing among yourselves the fact that you have no bread?

Matt. 21:22 And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.” (ESV)

Mark 4:40 He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?”

Mark 5:34 And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.” (ESV)

Mark 10:52 And Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him on the way. (ESV)

Luke 18:8…Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” (ESV)

The Epistles say these things:

Heb. 4:2 For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; but the word which they heard did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in those who heard it. (NKJV)

James 4:2 You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. (ESV)

Faith around the world:

Words like: receiving, commanding, declaring, speaking to mountains, possessing promises

These are words that are used by people around the world who pray

Some say them because they believe and do them - others because they are the critiques of saying and praying them

STORY: Italy - Sicily -

I tell this - because some think that a man spread his view around the world - it was much bigger than one man or a few

QUOTE FRED PRICE: “Everything in the Kingdom of God is going to be activated and accessed by your faith”

QUOTE FRED PRICE: “Love is the motivator, but faith is the activator”

Things Jesus Could Have Said - But Didn’t:

Peter’s walking on water failure:

Matt. 14:31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” (NLT)

NOTE: Jesus didn’t say: “it wasn’t my will for you to walk on the water”

“it was My will for a brief time, but I changed my mind”

“I know I told you to come, but I really didn’t mean that

“It’s prideful to think you can’t step out on what I say”

NOTE: Instead Jesus brought up “his” doubt - “his” lack of faith

NOTE: Jesus in this case didn’t say - you know there are different views on this Peter

The epileptic son

Matt. 17:16 And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not heal him.”

Matt. 17:17 And Jesus answered, “O faithless and twisted generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I too bear with you? Bring him here to me.”

Matt. 17:20 He said to them, “Because of your little faith. For truly, I say to you, if you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” (ESV)

He could have told the boys father - it wasn’t my will - but He instead said if you can believe

He also could have told the disciple why it didn’t work - it was because it wasn’t my will - what makes you think I want to heal everyone?