Most of us don’t receive anything because we don’t ask. Matthew 7:7 and Luke 11:9 tells us to ask and it shall be given. However, it’s how you ask and who you ask and what name you use. How you ask is based on your faith and trust in God that He can do as Ephesians 3:20 tells us, “Exceedingly and abundantly above all we ask or think.” Who you ask is important, if you ask God who is the supplier of all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus as Philippians 4:19 suggests then you will get what you ask for. The third factor is whose name did you use. The name which is above every name, Jesus. He gave us permission to use His name in John 14:13 and John 15:16.
However, the key to asking and receiving have a whole lot to do with your relationship with God. A relationship where you are obedient to His Word, by presenting yourself to Him holy and acceptable, by not being conformed to this world but transformed by the renewing of your mind as Rom. 12:1-2 tells us. We see in 1 John 3:22 it says, “And whatsoever we ask, we receive from Him because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight,” and verse 23 tells us one of the commandment is to believe on the name of Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, and love one another. This is the way to ask and receive.
Are you confident when you ask, because 1 John 5:14-15 tells us that if we are confident that God hears us and will answer our prayer request according to His will, then we know without a doubt that our request will be granted. In Mark 10:47-52 we see the confidence of the blind man named Bartemaeus, he heard Jesus was passing by and cried out to Jesus. The most amazing thing is that He was not conformed to the world by allowing them to shut him up while he was asking for help loudly and he did not stop asking until he received what he asked for—sight to see. Because of his faith and determination to be healed on that day, he received his healing and as verse 52 tells us after he was healed, he followed Jesus.
Sadly enough why some people get healed and later, get sick again is because they forget about Jesus after they were delivered. You can’t make a promise to God and break it. Suppose He was to break His promises to us? Don’t promise to serve Him while you are in pain or your mess,and when He delivers you, you turn your back on Him as if, He is nobody. The most important ,yet difficult thing to do after you ask,is to give thanks and wait,as Philippians 4:6-8 “Be anxious for nothing,but in everything,by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving,let your request be made known unto God. And the peace if God,which passeth all understanding,shall keep your hearts and minds through through Christ Jesus. Finally,brethren,whatever things are true,wherever things are honest,whatever things are just,whatever things are pure,whatever things are lovely,whatever things are of good report,if there be any virtue,and if there be any praise,think on these things”. The problem with most people is that they look at the problems and not their God,or they think on their problems and not His promises in the Bible. However,we must renew our minds as Romans 12:2 suggests. Are you ready to renew your mind,and trust God as Proverbs 3:5-6 suggest for us to trust God,acknowledge God,and don’t lean on our own understanding,and allow Him to direct our path.
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All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I ask the Lord to loose the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the Omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.