Ask in Jesus’ Name!
If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. — JOHN 14:14
As a believer, you have the right to ask God the Father for healing or any other blessing. And if you ask in the Name of Jesus, you have the absolute guarantee that God the Father will hear and answer your petition.
Many people add to the Scriptures or take away from them, because they have been religiously brainwashed instead of New Testament taught. Even in Charismatic circles, former religious teaching can hinder people. People have a tendency to revert to what they were taught early in life.
One time I awoke in the middle of the night and found myself praying about something. It was something I had been praying about for two or three weeks. I said to myself, What’s wrong with you? You know that kind of praying won’t work. You see, I had unconsciously reverted to a kind of praying I’d been taught years before.
I said, “That kind of praying won’t work. Satan, I demand my rights.” I had a scriptural right to what I was praying about. I had the Word of God for it. Well, it worked so fast, and I had been struggling with it for two or three weeks. It was done. I mean, it came into manifestation that day.
Jesus said, “Whatever you ask [in the Greek, that word means demand ] in My Name, I’ll do it.” I’m not demanding it of God, because it’s not God who is withholding it from me. He wants me to have it. He has made provision for me to have it. No, I’m demanding it of the devil. He’s the one who’s holding it back, not God. Religious people say, “Whatever I need, I know God will send. Just leave it up to Him. He knows.” And that sounds good, but it’s just not biblical truth.
Confession: Whatever I need, God has made provision for me to have it. God is not withholding any of His blessings from me. He is a good God! And I simply ask for whatever I need in Jesus’ Name.
Source: Health Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin. Excerpt permission granted by Faith Library Publications. Copyright © 2002, 2007 Rhema Bible Church aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries, Inc. All rights reserved.
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