Our Petitions

The Beloved Disciple wrote by THE SPIRIT in 1 John chapter 5:

14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.

15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.

FATHER has Lovingly expressed HIS Will to us in both verbal and written form so that there is no question what HIS Will is.  HE has confirmed HIS Will throughout history with signs and miracles following, not reluctantly, but with the expectation that we have no doubt of HIS desire to bring forth many Sons and Daughters to do HIS expressed Will.

FATHER has given us the guidelines to walk according to HIS Word in Love, faith, and hope… Love being the greatest character trait.  When we have received the revelation of Agape Love, we will fully understand that FATHER is not reluctant to receive our petitions requesting HIS actions on our behalf.  How many earthly fathers and mothers want the best for their children!  Consider how much greater FATHER’S Love is for us and HIS desire to see us prosper and be in good health even as our soul prospers.

Jesus died on the cross in order for us to easily and simply access the seven redemptive promises given to us by FATHER reflecting HIS nature.  FATHER is not hesitant in responding to those who ask in faith and according to HIS Word.  When HE spoke of the blessings of obedience in Deuteronomy chapter 28, those blessings were not limited to the children of Israel but instead reflects HIS nature and willingness to act on behalf of all HIS children.

Jesus healed the sick throughout His ministry.  He was never timid about healing those who approached Him and as we study those passages, our faith will increase and come to expect healing and restoration when we petition FATHER in Jesus’ name for Jesus spoke in John chapter 14:

12 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.

13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

14 If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.”

How can we glorify Our Heavenly Father?  By walking in Love and faith, petitioning according to HIS Will and giving HIM the credit for the results.  Jesus gave us a perfect example when He came to Lazarus’ tomb:

40 Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?”

41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying.  And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.

42 And I know that You always hear Me, but because of the people who are standing by I said this, that they may believe that You sent Me.”

43 Now when He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come forth!”

44 And he who had died came out bound hand and foot with grave clothes, and his face was wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Loose him, and let him go.”

Jesus prayed first, then the physical manifestation of Lazarus’ restoration followed.  Was Jesus reluctant to pray for Lazarus, given the situation?  Was FATHER hesitant to raise Lazarus from the dead?  No, FATHER expressed HIS Love for both Jesus and Lazarus and glorified HIS Name in their midst by producing supernatural results.  Let us not be reluctant to petition FATHER to fulfill our needs according to HIS Word.  Also, let us openly give HIM the glory and the credit when those needs are met.  HE awaits our prayers.

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