COLUMN: Ask what ye will
By Cameron Kennison
We see this statement in John chapter 15 and verse seven, “if ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.”
What a promise! Everyone typically wants to know how to get their prayers answered and get what they want, well, verse seven tells us. Let’s take a closer look at the scripture.
We see, according to scripture, there are certain conditions that qualify you for this promise found in verse seven.
Number one, you must maintain a heart of communion with Christ. Communion is fellowship. He says, “if ye abide in me.” that is fellowship or communion! Most christians are missing out simply because they are not communing with Christ! You say, “well pastor I attend church on Sunday morning so that means I’m abiding with Christ.” no, it is about more than just a religious motion! We are to spend intimate and close time with our Lord and Saviour!
Number two, you must live a life that is regulated by the Holy Scripture! He says, “and my words abide in you.” Another definition of the word abide is, “to be firm and immovable” the Words of God must be set firm in your heart! If your living your life by the regulations you set in place, you will surely fail! Every decision you make, every path you choose to walk, everything must be regulated by the Word of God! I put an emphasis on the WORD OF GOD. Understand, when you live a life that is regulated by His Word that means that you take it how it is not how you want it to be. You don’t mix and match what you want it to say, you don’t take away and add to it, you don’t twist and take His Word out of context for your benefit. You take Gods Word as it is!
Dear reader, if you want to partake in this precious promise, make sure these conditions are met and you will surely be blessed!
“Such a view of prayer is glorifying to God and satisfying to the soul.” -A.W. Pink