Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, 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 the petitions that we have asked of Him. (1 John 5:14-15)
Many Christians pray without knowing the will of God. They pray to the Lord Jesus Christ “if it be your will” and wonder why their prayers are not being answered. God Almighty and the Lord Jesus Christ’s will is His written Word of God which is the Holy Bible. God Almighty will never do anything contrary to His written Word. To know His will is to know His Word. When you know His will then you can pray with a complete trust and expectancy that He hears your prayers. When your prayer is based upon the Word and promises of God Almighty they will be heard and answered. The more time you spend reading and meditating on the Word of God, the more the Word of God and His will shall become alive in your Spirit.
“If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.
Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.
He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
having been born again, not of corruptible seed but incorruptible, through the word of God which lives and abides forever,
(1 Peter 1:23)
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at your word I will let down the net.” And when they had done this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking. So they signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink.
“Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
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