Read: Mark 11:22-24
What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them (Mark 11:24).
My Faith Must Be Definite
- W. Clay testifies: “Many years ago I sought the baptism with the Holy Ghost. I gladly accepted His will, but there was no sign of the Spirit’s infilling. Then Someone seemed to say, ‘What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.’
I was afraid I would be mistaken about the experience, and I told the Holy Spirit so. Again came the verse of scripture to me, and I seemed to hear a whisper, ‘If you believe that He has given you what you have asked for, why remain longer on your knees?’ I arose, and there came into my heart such a peace and sweet rest! I knew He had come.”
Faith for entire sanctification is simply believing God’s Word concerning heart holiness. When John Wesley was asked, “What is that faith whereby we are sanctified?” he answered: “First believe that God has promised to save you from all sin, and to fill you with all holiness; secondly, believe that He is able thus to save to the uttermost all that come unto God through him; thirdly, believe that He is willing, as well as able, to save you to the uttermost; to purify you from all sin, and fill up all your heart with love. Believe fourthly, that He is not only able, but willing to do it now! Not when you come to die; not at any distant time; not tomorrow, but today. He will then enable you to believe, it is done, according to His Word.”
‘Tis done: Thou dost this moment save, With full salvation bless; Redemption through Thy blood I have, And spotless love and peace.
— Wesley’ s Hymns