O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah: The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel. Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary. Ps 68:7-9 (KJV)
Beloved, thank God we are serving a Prayer Answering God. In John 14:14 Jesus said, “Whatsoever you ask in my Name” be shall be given you (paraphrase by me). It then means that whatever we go to God in prayer, God will grant it to us (God’s will). It also means that the Name of Jesus is a Guarantee, a Seal for every child of God (Phil 2:9-11).The Name of Jesus is vested with authority that every other power bows before Him.
In verse 13 of John 14, Jesus is encouraging us to “ASK”. In Ps 81:10, the Lord said, “open your mouth wide and I will fill it”. So what are waiting for, go ahead and fill the blank cheque and present same in the heavenly bank (prayer) and it will honoured.
The Prayer Answering God said that, He is waiting for us to commit Him and you will receive as you have requested, for He will never cast you away, never, it is not in His character and will never be found in Him forever. You need a confirmation? Just come, just as you are, come:
“Him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.” John 6:37
Is there any instance of our Lord’s casting out a coming one? If there be so, we would like to know of it; but there has been none, and there never will be. Among the lost souls in hell there is not one that can say, “I went to Jesus, and He refused me.” It is not possible that you or I should be the first to whom Jesus shall break His word. Let us not entertain so dark a suspicion.
Suppose we go to Jesus now about the evils of today. Of this we may be sure — He will not refuse us audience, or cast us out. Those of us who have often been, and those who have never gone before — let us go together, and we shall see that He will not shut the door of His grace in the face of any one of us.
“This man receiveth sinners,” but He repulses none. We come to Him in weakness and sin, with trembling faith, and small knowledge, and slender hope; but He does not cast us out. We come by prayer, and that prayer broken; with confession, and that confession faulty; with praise, and that praise far short of His merits; but yet He receives us. We come diseased, polluted, worn out, and worthless; but He doth in no wise cast us out.
Let us come to Him who never casts us out. Click here to be part of this glorious family in case you have not given your life to Jesus Christ. He promised to love you to the end. Your earthly father, mother, husband’s love might wean but not “My God”, He will love you forever:
“For the Lord will not cast off for ever.” Lam. 3:31
He may cast away for a season, but not for ever.
A woman may leave off her ornaments for a few days, but she will not forget them, nor throw them upon the dunghill. It is not like the Lord to cast off those whom He loves: for, “having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.” Some talk of our being in grace and out of it, as if we were like rabbits that run in and out of their burrows: but, indeed, it is not so. The Lord’s love is a far more serious and abiding matter than this.
He chose us from eternity, and He will love us throughout eternity. He loved us so as to die for us, and we may therefore be sure that His love will never die. His honor is so wrapped up in the salvation of the believer that He can no more cast him off than He can cast off His own robes of office as King of glory. No, no! The Lord Jesus, as a Head, never casts off His members; as a Husband, He never casts off His bride.
Did you think you were cast off? Why did you think so evil of the Lord who has betrothed you to Himself? Cast off such thoughts, and never let them lodge in your soul again. “The Lord hath not cast away his people which he foreknew” (Rom. 11:2). “He hateth putting away” (Mal. 2:16).
So whatsoever ye desire; Jesus said, ask in My Name and you will them all deliver at your door post. Remember, James 4:2 said, you have not; because you ask not. Leave the colony of the blind; for we serve a Prayer Answering God. Blind Bartimaeus got what he wanted from the Lord (Mk 10:46). The Canaanitish woman also got what she wanted even when she is not of the household of the Redeemed (Matt 15:22). What will become of you dearly beloved, approach Him with faith and it is done! (Matt 21:21).
Remain blessed in the Lord.
Evang. Ifeoma Ohondu
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