Matthew 21:21,22 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

The Lord Jesus Christ is the express image of The Father (Hebrews 1:3). Jesus Christ is the Incarnation of God in human flesh (John 1:14). We read in the gospels that whatever Jesus said and did was whatever He heard the Father say and do (John 8:28,29). Thus, when we talk about prayer, whatever Jesus says about prayer is in complete agreement with the will of The Father. As we conclude our month of focusing on prayer, we will look at some of the most incredible statements of Jesus regarding prayer. In fact, they are so incredible that most commentators have a difficult time expounding them because they do not fit into their theological or dispensational views or statements of faith. When it comes to understanding these words of Jesus, believe Him and let the commentators and dispensationalists catch up later.

Granted, there are those who have abused these promises of Jesus regarding prayer by taking them to be consumed upon their lusts. But that does not negate the truth of what Jesus said. When Jesus said, “learn of Me” (Matthew 11:29) and “follow Me” (Matthew 16:24), among other thing He was inviting us to model our prayer lives after His. Jesus Himself, as Son of Man said, “Have faith in God.” (Mark 11:22) That can be translated, have the God-kind of faith; in other words, prayer with God being the Object of our faith.

How vital it is for us to develop a culture of faith in God that is based in the character of God, The Word of God, and the promises of God. “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.” (1 John 5:14,15)