How do I pray the non-existing into existence?

Question: “How do I pray the non-existing into existence? Can I call forth the answer to prayer?”

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There has been a lot of discussion about "The Power of Confession" and “calling forth the non-existing into existence.”  Lets review what the Word of God say about God, Jesus, and man calling forth the non-existing.

Does God Speak the Non-Existing into Existence

In Genesis 1:3 &5, God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. - the first day.  God spoke the light into existence, but there was no source for the light until the fourth day (Geneses 1:16 & 19). He made the source of light after having first called forth the light.

God said to Abram,  I have made you a father of many nations, … and calls those things which be not as though they were (Romans 4:17).  God told Abram he would be the father of many nations while he was still childless.

Then God changed Abram’s name to Abraham. He went from being called Abram, “exalted father,” to being called Abraham, “father of a multitude.”  Abraham believed God for 25 years before God’s promise was fulfilled.

Then the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men (Joshua 6:2). While Jericho was safe behind its mighty walls, God was confessing and declaring that its destruction was already done. …calls those things which be not as though they were (Romans 4:17).        

Obviously, God does speak things into existence before their existence has occurred.

And Jesus Commanded

We have numerous examples of Jesus commanding, calling forth a new situation, such as healing, the weather, cursing a tree, the raising the dead, and a net load of fish. In each case he did so not as God, but as a man, as His Father instructed Him, and the Holy Spirit completed the calling, bringing it into existence.

Can Man Speak the Non-Existing into Existence

In Mark 11:22-24, Jesus gives clear instruction to call the non-existing into existence.  And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain [problem], Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours”. These two verses say so much, lets review what Jesus has told us.

God gives each of us a measure of faith in which great things can be accomplished if we do not let doubt rob us of His blessings. Review Mark 11:22-24 again and take note of how may times Jesus warns us to believe, to have faith in God and His Word.

We can call those things which be not as though they were (Romans 4:17). Faith believes God’s Word when this world’s reality says the opposite. Faith says, “I believe that I have the finances I need,” when your bank account is empty. Faith says, “I believe that my body is healed,” even when it hurts. Faith says, “My children are obedient,” even when they’re acting up! Faith says, “My marriage is growing stronger,” even when it looks as if everything is growing worse.  How much faith you have in God’s Word determines how much faith you are able to pray in. You are praying by faith “that which is not” God will bring into existence.       

Pray in faith that God will bring into existence

that which is not.

Instead of believing that things will continue as they are, believe God is in control.  Pray and ask the Lord to change the situation, then talk and think as though you believe that He is answering your prayer!  

Have the confidence in God and His Word

that He is answering your prayer.

It takes no faith to talk negatively about your situation. If you curse yourself with negative talk, then you will receive your negative confession.  If you are operating in faith, then you believe that the Lord is answering your prayer and talk and act as though you believe until He has answered your prayer.  And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up (Galatians 6:9). Often, God’s timing is not our timing, but He always answers in His perfect timing.

For …out of the fullness of the heart the mouth speaks (Matthew 12:34). What you speak is what you are calling into your life. Faith calls forth those things which be not as though they were.  

A. L. Gill, evangelist and teacher says, “ Faith brings the things of eternity into the realm of the now.  Sometimes the “receiving by faith” comes instantly as “a miracle” and sometimes it comes progressively as “a healing.”  The things of the spirit are foolishness to the natural mind.” The mind must be “renewed” (Romans 12:1-2) by the washing of the Word until we can by faith Call the things that be not as though they were.  And we receive as God completes what we have said.”

The more time we spend in the Word, the more time we are spending with God, and the more we because like Jesus.


Many misunderstand, believing that God has given us power that we can call forth what we want, when we want, on our own. This is absolutely false. Rather, as we fulfill the requirements and will of God, in the name of Jesus, He is pleased to fulfill our verbal calling, commanding, and declaration, as they are prayers.

Calling it forth

Speaking is God’s approach, He spoke it and it came to pass. We are to speak His Word, and it will come to pass.

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal (2 Corintians 4:18). By faith, we calls those things which be not as though they were (Romans 4:17), and God honors our faith, bringing them into being.

While we may call forth in faith, the things that be not as though they were, it is God’s desire to complete our calling.

In the time between believe that you will receive a promise from the Word, and the time it manifests, keep looking at what the Word says, not at the circumstances. Walk by faith, not by sight (II Corinthians 5:7).

Walking by sight calls forth doubt;

 walking by faith calls forth results.


There is nothing stronger than proclaiming the Word of God in the name of Jesus. Declaring and claiming with your mouth, in the will of God, opens the doors of heaven and brings those things into the physical world.  God is a “God of faith” that speaks forth and Jesus told us to be men of faith that speaks forth.

Calling forth cookies

When your mother promised to make you some cookies, you don’t know when, but you know she would. You start thanking her for the cookies that she has not yet cooked. Before she has even started, you are speaking those things that are not as if they were until you receive. You can smell the cookies, you can see them on a plate cooling, and you can see yourself eating them. You believe before you receive.

It’s the same for receiving God’s healing and blessings. We pray, we believe that we are receiving, we picture the manifestation of our prayer, and in the name of Jesus, we expect to receive those things that are not.


No matter what you need today, find a promise from God’s Word, proclaim it, and believe it.  By faith, put it in your heart, speak it out, and mentally picture the unseen answer, not the problem, and you will begin to receive. Why? Because our full faith honors God, and when we honor Him, He honors us. Jesus said, According to your faith be it unto you (Matthew 9:29).

Can we call the non-existing into existence?  Yes, that is what Jesus did, that is what the disciples did, and that is what we do when we pray, claim, command, and call forth those things as if they were in the name of Jesus.

God wants to bless you with answered prayers. In faith,

calls those things which be not as though they were.

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