- MemberAugust 30, 2020 at 03:58
Hello everyone, so i have question again. The Bible says in Matthew 7:7 Ask and it shall be given unto you, Seek and yea shall find find, knock and the door will be opened unto you. My question is IS IT TRUE? Yes i know it is true because it is scripture but is it true in your reality? do you always recieve when u ask? we give excuse that God’s answer is not always yes we say that sometimes it is No sometimes it is wait! to which we cannot back these claims with written scripture. so really my question is what exactly is the technology of asking that ensures we recieve? James 4:3 gives tips by bringing in the fact that we ask “amiss” to which i believe, but how can we not ask amiss that ensures we recieve. HOW DO WE ALIGN OUR REALITY WITH THE SCRIPT?
Thank you for your time!
- MemberAugust 30, 2020 at 13:32
Do I always receive when I ask? No. Does my experience nullify the Word of God? No. I am sure we can agree on the answers to the two questions above. To address your question about how not to ask amiss, we have to understand John 15 – what it really means to abide in Him (Christ). As humans, we are exposed to a lot of information on a daily basis (consciously or unconsciously), and all of this information shapes our mindset and thinking patterns. We often do not realise how far we are away from God in our thinking – Isaiah 55:8 gives us a clue. My summary: the way to not ask amiss is to fill our mind ONLY with the truth of God’s Word at all times so that we can become ONE with Christ the same way He is ONE with the Father – that is why he never asked amiss. But as long as we live in the natural world, and ingest other information that is not of God, we are always at risk of asking amiss. But God remains merciful to our human weaknesses.
- MemberAugust 30, 2020 at 18:47
Hello over there,
I will like to support the ongoing reply with two other fundamental truth. This is a serious topic that needs thorough biblical exposition. And one of the challenges of modern day christain is HALF AND SELECTED KNOWLEDGE.
FIRSTLY, to avoid praying amiss let consider Psalm 37:4
Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Your heart’s desires equal everything you secretly dream about, visualize or imagine. Both impractical wishes or possible hopes.
The verse 11 of the Matthew 7, clearly shows that what determines your receiving is your heart relationship.
Your relationship will create a new heart in you such that your heart desires becomes what God is ready and willing to do at every point in time.
In Matthew 26:39 When Jesus heart wanted to drift before crucification. he started praying that the cup of suffering should be taken from him but no matter how much he keeps asking, seeking and knocking , it will be had for such a prayer to be heard because his heart drift made him to pray amiss.
SECONDLY, Another unpopular truth about asking and receiving is the contention in the heavenly realm. Even though many people find this hard to understand and believe but scripture gave a glimpse into it.
In Daniel 10: 12-13, God has allowed us to see a glimpse into the spiritual world, to learn that Daniel’s prayers were delayed by demonic powers. We should expect the same, and not be discouraged when we pray and don’t see immediate answers. There are forces at work that we do not understand. But we do know that God is omnipotent, if we persist in prayers the answer will surely be released.
Please understand that God immediately hears our prayers and dispatches the answer.
MATTHEW 7:7 Ask and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
Scriptures made it clear that there are Spiritual beings that will attempt to block those prayers.
However, if you keep asking, keep seeking and keep knocking ( PRAYING WITHOUT CEASING). It is sure that you will prevail in prayer if we will not give up but fast and pray until the answer came.
- MemberAugust 31, 2020 at 22:34
You need to first understand and settle it in your heart that Christianity is a life of faith.
1John 5:14 says “this is the confidence we have in him, that, if we ask anything ACCORDING TO HIS WILL, he heareth us:”
1) His Will is His Word
2) If what we are asking is not in accordance/in line with his word, He will not hear. It’s that simple.
Mark 11:24 says “therefore i say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, BELIEVE THAT YE RECEIVE THEM, and ye shall have them”
These words came directly from The Master himself. If he said that’s the way to pray to receive answers to my prayer, then i take it to be so without questioning it or thinking otherwise.
I love to make my life easy and stress free by studying the word and knowing it for me.
Pray in faith and leave the rest to God. Don’t start preoccupying your mind about how or when it is going to happen. Your own duty is to pray…..believe that you receive…..and give God thanks……His own part is to make sure you have everything you’ve prayed for when your Faith is alive and active ‘cuz without faith, you cannot please him-Hebrews 11:6
God Bless you Sir/Ma
- MemberSeptember 5, 2020 at 12:29
I have really been blessed simply by reading these responses and replies…Gob bless you all. Now i want to add another perspective to this. Let’s realise there are different types of prayers and sometimes all we need is to resist the devil and not pray to God. The bible says: “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7); “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” (Mark 11:23). These times we’re not meant to pray to God but resist the enemy. There are also times in the healing ministry of Jesus that he simply rebuked the spirit of infirmity and not pray to God. So in summary sometimes you will not receive an answer because God is saying “my son/daughter, you have the authority. Simply command that mountain and it will obey you”. Let’s get deeper into the work and with fellowship with the Holyspirit our eyes shall see these things”
- MemberSeptember 5, 2020 at 12:36
And at times when we have tried all we know let us ask God. “what is happening? what am i doing wrong?” He will show us “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not”. We can also see example in 2 Corinthians 12.
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