Asking and Believing… aka using our faith!

Today I was meditating on Mark 11:24: Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

I love when Abba breathes on a Scripture, causing it to come to life in us!! 

Asking and believing are present tense verbs (present and continual). And that is exactly what we’ve been taught to do with this verse… ask and believe, ask and believe, and ask and believe again. Over, and over, and over UNTIL we receive what we have been asking and believing for.

But the word receive is aorist… in other words, it’s a FINISHED tense; DONE! 

We’re not being told in this verse to ask and believe until our faith is strong enough to receive what we’ve been asking and believing for. No, what we are to understand in this verse is that when we come to the realization that we have already received, then we will have it. In other words, when we understand that receiving is a already a FINISHED work. 2 Peter 1:3 says that we have been given all things that pertain to life and godliness! There isn’t anything else to receive! We’ve been given ALL.

So, when we realize that what we have been “asking and believing” for ALREADY exists (eimi) IN us, then we will HAVE it. Or in the Greek. The word have is our English translation of the Greek word eimi meaning to be, or to exist, I AM. 

What have you been asking and believing for? Healing, finances, peace, wisdom, etc.?? Realize that is already a FINISHED work IN you, begin seeing yourself as I AM HEALED, I AM PROSPEROUS, I AM FULL OF PEACE, WISDOM, LOVE, ETC. and it will manifest in your life... it will BE!

~ Robin

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Robin Smit and her husband Steve divide their time between their farmhouse in Northern California and beach living in San Clemente, CA. Robin has a Master's in both Theology and Biblical Studies. She is a grace based Christian author who has a passion for the Hebrew and Greek languages. And she is the author of three books: IT IS FINISHED, AWAKENED, and I AM HEALED.

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