SCHOOL: Foundation
Prayer - Part 2

Truth, Fact, Lie

In the Word Studies - Part 1, we defined Truth as the "Word of God". 
Ps 119:43
And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments.

Ps 119:142
Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.

Ps 119:151
Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth.
Jesus is the Truth / the Word manifested in the flesh.
John 1:14
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

John 14:6
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
It is the Truth of the Word that will change things and set a person free.
John 8:31-32
Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed; And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
We define Lie as anything that does not line up with the "Word of God".  All lies come from the father of lies, the devil.  The devil and demons cannot speak Truth and will always have a Lie in whatever they say.
John 8:44
Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

1 John 2:21
I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.

1 John 2:27
But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

Titus 1:2
In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

James 3:14
But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.

Acts 5:3
But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?

Rom 1:25
Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
We define Fact as a person's physical circumstances.  The Fact or circumstances either line up with the Truth or the Lie.  Lets look at two examples

- If a person has cancer in there body, that is a Fact.  If the person is not a believer, that is - they are still in their sin, then the Fact lines up with the Truth, because they are under the curse of the law.  You see, all sickness and disease carries the seed of death, which is the curse of the law.
Deut 28:58-63
"If you do not carefully observe all the words of this law that are written in this book, that you may fear this glorious and awesome name, THE LORD YOUR GOD, then the LORD will bring upon you and your descendants extraordinary plagues -- great and prolonged plagues -- and serious and prolonged sicknesses. Moreover He will bring back on you all the diseases of Egypt, of which you were afraid, and they shall cling to you. Also every sickness and every plague, which is not written in this Book of the Law, will the LORD bring upon you until you are destroyed. You shall be left few in number, whereas you were as the stars of heaven in multitude, because you would not obey the voice of the LORD your God. And it shall be, that just as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good and multiply you, so the LORD will rejoice over you to destroy you and bring you to nothing; and you shall be plucked from off the land which you go to possess.
However, we as believers can intercede for that person to see them healed and saved.

- If a person has cancer in there body, that is a Fact.  If the person is a born-again believer, they have been redeemed from the curse of the law:
Gal 3:13-14
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree"), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

1 Peter 2:24
who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness -- by whose stripes you were healed.
and the Fact lines up with the Lie.  So, we can take the Truth (the Word of God) and use it against the Lie to change the circumstances / Fact.

Three Things We Speak Too

In "praying" and applying the Truth of the Word of God to a circumstance to change it, we normally speak to three things, in this following order.  You will notice that we always pray and speak the Word of Truth to each of the three.

1. We pray to the Father, in the name of Jesus.
John 15:7
If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.

John 16:7
Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.

John 16:23-24
"And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.

1 John 3:22-23
And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment.

1 John 5:14-15
Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.
In the example of cancer: "Father God, I thank You that You sent Your Word and healed me, that Jesus took my sicknesses and carried my sorrows, and with whose stripes I was healed.  Father God, I ask You to enforce Jesus' victory over sickness and disease and death, and manifest Your power and anointing thru the Holy Spirit in my body, to destroy every yoke of sickness and disease, and to manifest / create / cause healing and continual divine health in my body, with your Spirit quickening my mortal body, in Jesus' name.  I receive it of you, Father, in Jesus' name, and I praise You and thank You for it, in Jesus' name. Amen (SO BE IT!)." 

2. We bind and loose (i.e., fight Spiritual Warfare)

Most circumstances (if not all circumstances) that line up with the Lie are due to demonic spiritual forces (e.g., witchcraft) and spirits (e.g., demons) operating against the person.  In order to change the circumstances, we must first bind the demonic forces / spirits that are at work.  To bind means not only (1) not to permit, but also (2) to literally bind or chain so as not to allow free movement (or attack against the person).  We call the spirit by what it is doing (e.g., spirit of cancer).  So we bind the demonic force and cast it out.
Luke 11:20-22
But if I cast out demons with the finger of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you. When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are in peace. But when a stronger than he comes upon him and overcomes him, he takes from him all his armor in which he trusted, and divides his spoils.

Luke 13:16
16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day?

Matt 13:30
Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
Then we loose the person from the demonic hold, and we loose the Holy Spirit, the anointing, the power of God.  We loose whatever the person needs, for example, healing. 
Luke 13:10-13
And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
So we see Jesus loosing the woman from the demonic spirit and loosing or applying the power of the Spirit thru laying on of hands.

Jesus gave us authority to operate in His name, in His authority, and He said He would back up what we said.  The word "ask" in the following verse is actually "demand" in the original Greek.  Jesus is not talking about prayer, because in prayer, the Father gives or does it, and it is "asked" for - not "demanded".  However, here Jesus is saying He will enforce His authority when you "demand" demonic forces to loose someone, in Jesus' name.
John 14:13-14
And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.

Matt 16:19
And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."

Matt 18:18
"Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
In the following verse where it says "might destroy" the works of the devil, the Greek word is "loose". So we see that Jesus came to loose people from the works of the devil, and he has command us to do the same, in casting out devils, in that Jesus said in Luke 11:20-22 that you must bind before you can cast out.
1 John 3:8
He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
Mark 16:15-18
And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover."
In the example of cancer: "I bind every demonic force and spirit, including the spirit of cancer, sent against this person, in the name of Jesus.  I cancel your assignments against this person, negating every witchcraft and every negative and evil thing said / sent / spoke against this person, that not even the tongue of a dog may rise against this person, in Jesus' name.  I cast out the demonic forces and spirits (either
(1) into the abyss (bottomless pit, which is a prison for demons - Luke 8:30-31, Rev 9:1-3), or
(2) that they go and never return to this person again (Mark 9:25), in Jesus' name. 
I loose this person from their holds / devices / effects, in Jesus' name, and I loose healing to follow into this person, in Jesus' name.  I loose the anointing and power of God that destroys this yoke of bondage (Isa 10:27, Isa 58:6) and that heals and restores (Acts 10:38), in the name of Jesus'. "

3. We speak to the circumstances

Last, we speak to the circumstances themselves and command them to line up with the Word of God. 
Mark 11:20-23
And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away. And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For 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.

Luke 17:5-6
And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.
Jesus did not say that you need a "mountain of faith", but only the littlest of faith - a seed, using it in action to speak to the circumstance.  Jesus said that whatever the HUGE circumstance that is in your life, that seems that impossible to move or overcome or get around, whatever that mountain of Fact is, if you will speak to it, it will obey, that is, it will obey the Word of God and name of Jesus, and be removed.  
Mark 4:39-40
And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
Remember that God is a God of faith, that speaks to the circumstances Himself.
Heb 11:3
Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

Heb 1:3
Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;

Rom 4:17
(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.

Gen 1:3
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
God created us in His image, and gave us creative power in our words.
Prov 18:21
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

2 Cor 4:13
We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak;

Acts 9:34
And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed. And he arose immediately.
If you are born-again, then you received that miracle by (1) believing in your heart, and (2) confessing with your mouth.  In the first century, Christianity was known as the "great confession".

In our example of cancer, you have to understand that Jesus is not "going" (future tense) to heal you; He already has (past tense) healed you (1 Peter 2:24).  You need to receive it.  Put another way, the doctor does not need to create "pills", but you need to receive them.  If you take a concordance (such as Strong's Concordance of the King James translation of the Bible, which lists every word and its scripture locations) and study "save" and "heal", you fill find that biblically speaking (that is to say, it is in the Bible) people cried out to God to "save" them and "heal" them before the cross.  However, biblically speaking you will not find in the Bible where people cried out "save" me or "heal" me.  I did not say that people do not still do that, but I am saying it is not Biblical because Jesus has already "saved" them and "healed" them.  They need to receive it and walk in (maintain) that victory. 

In the example of cancer: "I command this body to line up with the Word of God, in Jesus' name.  With whose stripes you were healed, Jesus Christ makes you whole, be thou whole, in Jesus' name." 

Then get the person to do something that they could not do before.  It is important in healing and deliverance that the people act on the faith that has been released (Matt 9:6-7, Acts 3:6-8)

After having spoke to the three things, maintain your believe (your faith).  As Smith Wigglesworth used to say, "only believe".
John 11:40
Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?

Heb 11:6
But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.

Rom 4:20-21
He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform.
If a doctor gave a person a bottle of pills and said take one of these every morning for 30 days, they would get up every morning and take that pill believing that it will change their circumstances, even though they may not at first see any change, they will be faithful in believing and taking that pill till it manifest.  How much more should we believe in the Word of God and continue in faith in His Word until it manifest!