This morning I am going to share with you how to pray an effective prayer by sharing with you 2 testimonies as to how I got rid of skin blemishes (like skin tags, warts growing on my body.
Some 2 years ago I was bothered by a little growth on the skin on my back. It started to appear small and it did not bother me. But when it grew larger, like the size of a cyst (it was soft and painful to press) I began to wage a prayer warfare. The basic of my prayer is taken from the scripture in Mark 11:12-14, 19-24:
12 And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry:
13 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.
14 And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it.
20 And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.
21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.
22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
23For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
In the above scripture our Lord himself taught us how to stop any growth taking place in our body.
In verse 14 when He found the fig tree bearing no fruits, He said these word to the tree “No man shall eat of thee hereafter FOREVER” (I have capitalized the word forever). It is as if the fig tree can hear! And in verse 21 the disciple and Peter seeing the result of the Lord’s words said to the Lord “Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursed is withered away”.
So using the scripture I began praying everyday. We need to pray ceaselessly until we see the result. It took me about 4 to 6 weeks. There was no result after the first few weeks and thoughts keep speaking to me that it would not work. But I counter attack by commanding every of those thoughts to be captive to the obedience of Christ as in 2 Corinthians 10:4. Then tha
t growth began to dry up. It was withering away. Praise the Lord, by the 6th week, it suddenly dropped off from by back. My prayer was effective and that was a good lesson I learnt from the scripture that God’s Word is truth. It will set us free.
Testimony No 2 – It was about 3 weeks ago when I felt a little growth on my right arm. It was itchy and painful to pinch. It grew to the size of a green bean. With the experience I learnt from the first growth, I started to pray and curse that thing. Early this week (3rd week) I saw the growth loosening from my skin. As it was painful to peel off, I left it alone but continuing to pray and then it just dropped off.
There you are, you and I can truly pray effective prayers using scriptures. As long as we are scriptural and allow our heart to believe, we can have our answers in matters of weeks or even early if your faith is strong!
I hope today sharing will increase your faith to believe God’s word.