PLATTSBURGH — How to get prayers answered is the subject of the Rev. Tony Kemp’s workshops today through Monday at First Assembly of God in Plattsburgh.
“We will share the knowledge, the wisdom that is needed and the understanding that is needed so people can receive from God,” said Kemp, who will be accompanied by his wife, Deborah, of Tony Kemp Ministries based in Quincy, Ill.
“It takes both faith and revelation to get results,” said Kemp, who sees people receive physical, mental and emotional healing on a regular basis at his meetings. “There is really a difference between knowing what the word of God says versus how to access heaven’s resources. God does really want to answer our prayers. He really does meet our needs. We need to know how to take the promises of God and turn them into a visible reality.”
There’s much more to it than “ask and you shall receive.”
“If that was all there was to it, people (would) get more answers to prayer. For lack of a better term, there are ‘wisdom keys’ that call a person to be able to take the promises of God and own them, as it were, so that things happen in their lives. While that is a mystery to some, once a person knows the steps to getting prayers answered, things will come,” he said.
The Kemps stir curiosity in people concerning the three steps to answered prayer: first, the revelation of God’s word, then a proper response to God’s word, and then a person receives the promised results.
“An example of that will be: a man comes to me who is diagnosed with cancer. He is angry at God because he believes God put the cancer on him. One of his spiritual and mental problems is anger. Once I convince him to not be angry with God and resolve his other anger issues, he prays. When he goes back to the doctor, they cannot find any trace of cancer,” Kemp said.