Summary: There’s more to receiving from God than just hoping, there’s faith, learn how to receive from God in this message.
How to receive from God
There are a lot of questions that come to people’s minds when it comes to receiving from the Lord. Some people would rather not believe that God still meets needs so they don’t have to exercise any faith to receive what they need from the Lord.
If the truth be known, too many times believers operate on the hope method. I hope God hears my prayer. I hope God comes through for me. I hope God isn’t late. I hope, I hope, I hope!
Let me share with you this morning. There’s more to receiving from God than just hoping. For too long with lived in the land of hope and it’s time that we leave the territory and start possessing the promises of God.
Our text this morning says that “all His promises are in Him yea, and in Him amen.” Do you know what that means?
It means if you need a promise of God applied to your life, you don’t have to beg God, you don’t have to manipulate Him, you don’t have to bargain with Him, when it comes to the promises of God, He’s already given you the answer, and the answer is YES!
He doesn’t stop there with just a “yes”, He goes on and says “amen.”
Now we’re so use to the word Amen, that it’s lost it’s meaning. The word “amen” means “yes, so be it.” So not only when you ask, will He meet your need, does God say yes, He says so be it, too! Someone say, “Praise the Lord.”
The question becomes now, how do you get to the place where you know how to receive from God? I know God has already said yes, I know God’s already said, so be it, but know how do I receive what God said I could have?
That’s what I want us to look at this morning, how to receive from God.
First, if you want to receive from God, you must operate in the realm of Praise and Thanksgiving.
The fastest way to get God’s attention is to become a person of praise and thanksgiving, a person of Worship.
I think a lot of believers have worship all wrong. Most believers think that they’ve had a good worship service if the feel good. When we that mentality, that tells me we’re still focused on us, and not God.
What we need to do, is not worship until we feel good, we need to worship until God feels good!
I love some of the old hymns in our song book, so I don’t want you to misunderstand what I’m about to say, but if you look at many of the songs, the focus is on what God has done for you, not about how great and glorious God is.
I liked what the Overseer of Texas shared with us during Prayer Conference, He said one day He was in his office just worshiping the Lord, thanking Him for everything that he could think of. He said he thanked God for the cats and the dogs, but He said God stopped him right in His tracks and the Holy Spirit said this to him, “I don’t want you to praise me for what I’ve done, but for Who I Am.” “If you praise me for the things I’ve done, if I don’t do things for you, you will be disappointed in Me, but if you’ll praise me for who I am, you’ll never be disappointed”
It’s all right to be thankful for what God has done in your life, but that comes under the realm of thanksgiving, but the very essence of our praise and worship should always be on whom He is!
Do you know who He is this morning? You can’t praise Him like He needs to be praised if you don’t know Him. You can’t worship Him like He deserves to be Worshiped, if you don’t know Him.
There’s a difference in knowing about Him and knowing Him. The demons know about Him, and tremble. There’s people dying and going to hell every day that know about Him.
I don’t know about you, but I want to know Him. That’s why I can’t worship Him half-heartedly.
That’s why I’ve got to shout His praise, that’s why I’ve got to clap my hands, that’s why I’ve got to stand in His presence, because anything other than my the best praise I can give is an affront to God. (Touch someone and say, I’ve got to praise Him.)
The reason some people never seem to win any battles, they’re always defeated, is because they haven’t learned how to worship Him.
Whenever Israel would go into battle, the worshipers would go first. They knew that praise and worship got God involved in the situation.