Prayer 2021 - April 23 - Ask and You Shall Receive pt 1
Scripture For Today:
“Pray that I may be kept safe from the unbelievers in Judea and that the contributions I take to Jerusalem may be favorably received by the Lord’s people.”
Ask and You Shall Receive pt 1
One thing that Jesus taught about, a LOT, was living by Faith. One of the things He focused on was “Ask and you SHALL receive.” Now, before you turn me off, let me explain I’m not talking about “name it and claim it” or “blab it and grab it.” It is a lot deeper than that, but, because of the bad rap some ministries have given to this subject, many people are hesitant about using this Spiritual concept that Jesus taught.
In Matthew 7:7-11, Jesus said, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. 9 “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him?”
I want you to notice, that this teaching by Jesus has IMMEDIATELY followed the explanation of the Lord’s Prayer, which Jesus taught in response to the question, “Lord, teach us to pray?” So, we can clearly see that Jesus is still teaching on the thought, “Teach us to pray.” Jesus is teaching on the same subject, not a different subject.
So this teaching on “ask and you shall receive” is a continuation of what we call, “The Lord’s Prayer,” where Jesus started off by saying, “Our Father, who art in Heaven…” That is WHO we are directing our prayers to. Jesus is painting the picture here of a child coming to their father with a request. AMEN!
I would venture to say that every single person listening to me right now KNOWS these scriptures are in the Bible, but may have been hesitant to use them together. Combining the “Lord’s Prayer” with “Ask and you shall receive” is obvious. But some people just never put the connection together because of some preconceived belief that “it was of the devil.” But we can SEE Jesus is teaching on the one subject of “teach us to pray.”
But, instead of accepting what Jesus is saying (I mean, almost every believer accepts the premise behind the “lord’s prayer” that we taught on for almost a week), these people, maybe you’re one of them, refuse to believe “ask and you shall receive.”
Which is why you go without. Amen!
That is why, the door you are knocking on is not being opened. That is why you are never finding what you are seeking. That is why you are not receiving ANYTHING your heart desires. Because you are NOT ASKING IN FAITH.
I’ll take it up here again tomorrow. I want you to go and read these verses for yourself. See for yourself that Jesus is continuing with one train of thought here. Amen.
I want to pray for you right now. I want to pray that your mind and your heart and your spirit man are receptive to the teachings of Jesus. I want to pray that the Holy Spirit will give to you a revelation of the Truth contained in the Word – as taught by Jesus. Amen!
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