This week’s topic: Fathers
Think about that. God, the Creator of the Universe, The Beginning and The End, Who is our Daddy, HEARS US! The word “hear” in the Greek is akouo (ak-oo’-o), it means TO GIVE (in the) AUDIENCE (of), come (to the ears), ([shall]) hear, be noised, be reported, understand. So, the word “hear” here means to GIVE IN THE AUDIENCE OF and what you ask is being reported to God! The Lord not only hears us asking Him for the needs in our lives, but this also means GIVES us. The word is interchangeable, God hears, He gives! God hears, He gives! Praise God, He hears and He gives! God wants to give us what He hears us ask of Him, and He will do it while the “audience” of others is watching! He wants to show the world through us, He is a GIVER and NOT A TAKER!
God is wanting to HEAR from you, so He can GIVE to you! Read His Word. See what He promises. Ask Him for His promises. Ask according to His Will. He says He will HEAR us. He says He will GIVE us. He says when He hears us, we can KNOW that whatever we ask for, we have. The Amplified Bible explains verse 15 wonderfully: “And if (since) we [positively] know that He listens to us in whatever we ask, we also know [with settled and absolute knowledge] that we have [granted us as our present possessions] the requests made of Him.”
You can POSITIVELY KNOW that your Daddy and Lord is listening. You can be SETTLED with ABSOLUTE KNOWLEDGE that we have the things we requested of Jesus. And here is the key, we MUST SETTLE IT and NOT WAVER and DOUBT that God will do what He has said He will do and GIVE US what He has said He will! HE IS NOT LYING TO US ABOUT WHAT HE HAS SAID! We have to use Faith to make The Promises of God work and manifest for us! And remember, FAITH is being sure of what we Hope for and CERTAIN of what we do not see! Go to your Father. ASK according to His will. KNOW He is hearing you and is ready to GIVE you what you ask. For, He truly has settled the matter.
“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that IF we ask anything according to his will, HE HEARS US. And IF we KNOW that HE HEARS US—whatever we ask—we know that we HAVE WHAT WE ASKED OF HIM.” Know Church without a doubt that God is FOR you and not against you! Be Confident that our Daddy and Wonderful Father loves us and wants to give to us! He has gave us His Word and He is listening! He really, really HEARS US!
Scripture of The Day: “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: 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 what we asked of him.” – I John 5:14-15 (NIV)
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