Focus Text: Gal. 5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.


          The subject is simply saying that there is a key to having what we are believing God for.  Mature saints know that when they pray their faith must be in the word of God.  And they know that there must be no doubt in their hearts concerning the thing(s) that they are praying for.  This teaching takes you to the next level of faith in seeing your prayers answered. 

          Many saints believe God, and they believe His word.  Many are even doing all the right things – giving tithes and offerings, praying in the Spirit, walking uprightly, meditating in the word, etc.  But for some reason they still do not have what they are believing God for.  They have yet to see answers to most of their prayers. 

          This teaching addresses the realization that many saints are experiencing only a few of their prayers being answered.  Proper focus on the text will help turn your faith – what you are believing God for – into manifestation. The answers are there, but something needs to happen to release those answers to come forth into the natural realm.  God never intended for answers to your prayers to be hindered.  He wants you to experience answers to prayers.  He wants you to have in the natural what you are holding in faith before Him.  Not only that, but think about it: if faith is the “substance” and “evidence”, then in the realm of the Spirit, you already have what you prayed for.  Then why do you not have it in the natural realm?  Well, let us look into the word of God for an answer.

      Turn to Isaiah the 10th chapter 27th verse: “And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.” Here God is telling His people through His prophet that the burden of their enemy, the Assyrians, will be taken off their shoulder, and the yoke of their enemy will come off of their neck; and the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing. 

          Do you know who the Anointed One and His anointing is?  Answer: Jesus [Christ].  Christ is not Jesus’ last name.  The word Christ means the Anointed or the Anointed One.  The Anointed One and His anointing removes every burden and destroys every yoke.  In this case the burden of lack of manifestations of answers to prayers and the yoke of disappointment and discouragement of the same. 

Another translation reads: Isa. 10:27 So it will be in that day, that his burden will be removed from your shoulders and his yoke from your neck, and the yoke will be broken because of fatness (NASB).  In other words, it could be said that the anointing of God makes you fat.  If you are in Christ, it means you are in the Anointed One and His anointing; therefore you are “fat”.  And if you are fat, the yoke of the enemy can no longer go around your neck anymore; your neck is too fat [because of the anointing]; and the burden of the enemy can not rest on your shoulder anymore. 

          Now in order for the anointing to work or operate in your life, you have to operate in faith.  Faith brings on the anointing.  Faith activates the anointing in your life.  If you don’t have faith, you don’t have the anointing.  If you don’t have the anointing, you don’t have faith.  Faith and the anointing must work together, if you want to see burdens removed and yokes destroyed. Also, if you want to see manifestations of answers to prayers.  But the key factor in seeing the manifestations of answers to your prayers is found in Galatians the 5th chapter.  And it is the key factor in seeing faith and the anointing work in your life, to the place where burdens are removed and yokes are destroyed. 

Gal. 5:6 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love. 

          Do you see it?  What is the key?  [Answer: faith which worketh by love.]  Brothers and Sisters, faith, your faith, works by love.  “Faith Works By Love!!!”  You got faith but nothing is working.  Why?  Because the faith you have only works by love.  You really believe God and you take Him at His word, still nothing is working because faith worketh by love.  The word teaches that you are more than a conqueror; that by the stripes of Jesus you are healed; that the Lord will supply all of your needs; that no weapon formed against you shall prosper; that you are blessed.  To see these manifest in your life, you must operate in love the way God and His Son Jesus operated and operates today.  Then the prayers that you have prayed and are praying today will manifest in the natural realm. Burdens will be removed and yokes will be destroyed. 

          This is the key to seeing the answers to your prayers.  It is the key to what you see in the word of God coming to pass in your life.  It is the key to seeing what you are holding before the Lord manifest in your life and that of others. 

          The Bible teaches that humankind has been created in the image of God, made after His likeness.  I John 4:16 “… God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 17Herein is our love made perfect [because we dwell in God], that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.  18There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment.  He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 19We love him, because he first loved us. 20If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? 21And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.” 

          Having the God kind of love brings you into the right position to see answers to your prayers manifested in the natural realm.  It is the key to seeing God’s kingdom come, and God’s will done on earth as it is in heaven.  If the word is true – “because as he is, so are we in this world”, then we have the God kind of love and faith.  He created us with it or if you want to say it another way, He recreated us with His kind of love.  And when you operate in it, it operates your faith; then you will experience your faith becoming sight.