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Can We Ask Anything Of God

What do you make of the following Scriptures? "And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us" "And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him"

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 ---mima on 7/6/06
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Jesus said if my word abides in you you can ask my father what ever you will and he will do it.

This is why I stress believing true doctrine, Why , your prayers will not be answered if you teach false doctrine, you may see some things because of Gods mercy but to have Apostolic signs wonders and miracles you have to give God Jesus' word and then he will confirm it
He confirms his word with signs Wonders and miracles. If you have no confirmation check
your doctrine.
---Exzucuh on 4/26/07

Yes, we can ask anything.

If God says no, don't be upset. Surrender.
Praise Him, always.
If God says yes, Praise Him, always.
---Rachel on 4/26/07

You can really ask God anything in His will and in the name of Jesus Christ and you shall recieve it. His Will - and in the Name of Jesus Christ.
---Junia on 4/18/07

The will of God is the word of God. We can be sure that if we petition Him with His word He does it.

The word of God is the will of God.

The verse is talking about interceding/supplication.

The word ask doesn't mean to ask God if it's His will for you to have something.
It means to tell God to give you what He has promised.

Ex. If a person needs a job, then they can find in Revelation 3:7 & Isaiah 22:22 that God will open a door that no man can shut.
---Rickey on 4/13/07

They can say, " Father Your word said that You would open a door that no man can shut. So open doors for me to get this job..."

God watches over His word to perform it(Jeremiah 1:12)

I did it last summer.
---Rickey on 4/13/07

The #1 reason why many christians don't get answered prayer is because they don't know that it is God desire for them to have what they are asking for. Another thing is too many are "asking", like "Father will You" or "Father may I" or "If it's Your will" Jesus said in John 16:23 that we would have what we asked for in prayer.

The will of God IS NOT a yes for this person & a no for another. Neither is it a "yes for healing only" & no for finances.
---Rickey on 4/13/07

God's will is His word.

So when you pray request of God what HE HAS PROMISED YOU in His word.

It's like going to McDonald's. You check out the menu, find what you desire/want, place your order, & then go get it.

I'm saying don't be scurd to petition God with His word & get what you've prayed for.
---Rickey on 4/13/07

I slighty agree with Donna too.

There is another side to this verse.

The will in the sense of "knowing the heart of God".

Sometimes a person could be praying for God to get them a job in the town that there at & they may not get a job there because God wants them in another town.

This has to do with following the will, as in purpose, of God.
---Rickey on 4/13/07

An example of boldness in prayer is Jacob in Genesis 32. He didn't let go.
He was bold enough to petition God.

In Genesis 18, Abram was bold enough to keep on talking to God.

These are just examples of being bold enough to talk face to face with God and expect to get what you've prayed for.

If a person isn't settled in their heart about it being God's will for them to have what they are asking for, they won't get it.
---Rickey on 4/13/07

Jesus proved it in Mark 11:24.

So my point is, find the promises of God & petition Him with them because He is waiting for you to do it.(1Peter 3:12; Psalm 34:15)

God said, "Surely(definitely & without a doubt) blessing, I (not might, but)will bless(empower to prosper) you"(Hebrews 6:14)

The bible says that you are an heir of God & joint-heir with Christ Jesus. Meaning all that is Their's is your's.(Romans 8:17)
---Rickey on 4/13/07

We must be aligned with,and our hearts must follow God;I read in Matthew 6:33
'Seek ye FIRST the Kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you'.
That is what's the problem in prayer. If our hearts are not right with God,then it is just Idle chatter. True Faith is accepting what the Holy Will states for our Life and obeying it, as a servant of God.
---rosem4839 on 4/13/07

The operative words are "according to His will."
---Bruce5656 on 4/7/07

The key words here are: ACCORDING TO HIS WILL. You can ask Father anything, but if it's not in His will for you to have it, chances are you won't get it, BUT I will say this, you will get something BETTER!!! Spiritual blessings like wisdom is far better than silver and gold. Amen?
---Donna9759 on 7/21/06

the scripture means exactly what it says...Know the author not what He can do for you. God is not Santa Now then what about all the stuff He does whether you ask or not????????? If we ask to see IF God will we ask amiss.......if we are in relationship with a Father who lovesto bless us we trust He already knows and supplies all our needs be they material or spiritual whether the request be for us or others The giver not the gift ...the answer-er not the answer is our focus
---becky on 7/17/06

The word says that from the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. We see this in reference to being greedy, judgemental and hateful. When we pray daily it is a witness for or against us of what we desire. The flesh or the Spirit. Our life and way or His life and way. His will (to be where he is and behold his glory as he said in John) or our will. Carnal riches or spiritual riches of wisdom and knowledge in him.
---Frank on 7/9/06

Yes, you will be heard always, you will be responded too always. Yet it might not be the answer that you want when you pray. Many a prayer was not answered the way we asked and people have to remember that God knows what our needs are and how to answer them, it might be in some way different then what we had in our mind but it will always be right.
---Lupe2618 on 7/8/06

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2. and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, 'My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose, continue I have spoken, and I will bring it to pass; I have purposed, and I will do it" I believe mima that God's will is very clear as to who's will, will be done. His word is very clear that if He wants something, He gets it. If those passages are not correct then He is not Sovereign and if He is not Sovereign, then He is not God.
---Lupe2618 on 7/7/06

Mima, in answer to your question just read the answer that Anonymous wrote. "After the counsel of His will. and We know that in everything God works for good with those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose. and again "Our God is in the heavens; He does whatever He pleases. and again "Remember the former things of old, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me, declaring the end from the beginning
---Lupe2618 on 7/7/06

David said in Psalms that the desire of his heart was the Lord and to dwell in his temple forever. Eve's desire was towards her husband. Types and shadows of Christ and the church. To be carnally minded is death but spiritually minded life and peace. If a person has been renewed in Christ they should be spiritually minded and pray for the things pertaining to the word of God. 2 Chronicles 1:11 should be a good guide.
---Frank on 7/7/06

His word is His will. If he speaks it to you, it's yours. If it doesn't come to pass, he never spoke it to you. Every promise in Him is "yeah" and "Amen" but you must hear the "Word of Faith" from Him first and it MUST be HIS WILL. "He works all things after the counsel of His will."
---Anonymous on 7/7/06

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Building on the stated question what is your opinion of this statement? Since we know that it is not God will that any should perish, can we then said that praying for someone's salvation(that they will be saved) is praying in God's will? And will therefore be heard by him?
---mima on 7/7/06

Thank you sister Renatta, excellent words to the ear. God is great that even when we ask wrong He hears us and knows our needs, and wants, and does supply us with what He knows is best for us and people involve with our life's. Our children, family, and friends. God is concern for all not just our own needs. We are selfish people and many times we ask for things we really don't need.
---Lupe2618 on 7/7/06

Rickey, You have to be Mindful that Every Good and Perfect Gift Comes from GOD! We have to Believe First of ALL According to the WILL of GOD! He will give US the DESIRES of my HEART! He will not Fulfill Our DESIRES the BLESSINGS only COME through the PERFECT WILL that he has for US as BELIEVER'S. It is MY PRAYER that YOU WILL to do the WILL of GOD!!!
---Renatta on 7/7/06

3. "And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask anything "according to his will" He heareh us" There is not nothing in that Passage that tells us we get what we want. (that is a Word faith concept). Our confidence(faith), we ask,(according to who?) according to His will, He heareth us.
---Lupe2618 on 7/7/06

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2. He is not going to answer you to what you think is right, but what He knows is right for not just you but everyone concern. You do not order God to do anything. You have the wrong concept of God. It will always be His will because He is Lord, not you. We are dependent on Him because we love Him. Because we trust in His good judgement, not ours. I tried to explain that to you in the Nature and Character of God on another blog.
---Lupe2618 on 7/7/06

Rickey, you can be convince all you want but it will not happen the way you want it many times. You do not know better then God what is good for you. Sometimes He does give us what we should not have and we pay the concequences for a lesson. It is always God's will and since its hidden and we cannot read His mind, He will deliver what He knows is best for all concern. You might be asking for a wonderful girl you met, but He might know that person will be wrong for you,
---Lupe2618 on 7/7/06

I believe we can "ask" God for anything. He is our Father! (I've asked for some strange,seemingly inconsequential things and had Him answer my prayers). But sometimes, even as I pray, He shows me that what I ask is not His will. Other times I see later that it wasn't His will. HIS will, not mine. that's how Jesus prayed. The Scripture is right. If it's HIS WILL we will receive it.
---Donna2277 on 7/6/06

Well, if we ask(petition, demand, require) what His word says He will do it. His will is His word. So when we put Him in remembrance of what His word says He performs it.(Jeremiah 1:12) In prayer we have to be bold/confident.(Hebrews 11:6)(Genesis 32:24-32)(Genesis 18:22-33)
After we pray we should be convinced that as soon as we asked He answered.
---Rickey on 7/6/06

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I believe that YOU need to listen with your own heart and trust in God for the answer to this question. Remember the mustard seed. Remember the persistent widow. Many people here have good advice...but the Holy Spirit Himself testifies with us. He is the greatest teacher we will ever have...especially with questions of faith.
---Amy9384 on 7/6/06

Mima, my answer is the same as Bruce and different than others. I believe we ask God for many things. Some times those things we ask for are not what God desires for us at the moment. Thats why often God's sovereign will is hidden from us until after it comes to pass, and then we see that His decision was better then the one we had chosen. So in that case, and all cases, it is His will we are after.
---Lupe2618 on 7/6/06

Of course you can... the question is whether He will give it to you.
---NurseRobert on 7/6/06

Sometimes the will of God is for us to endure bad times. Think of Joseph and what his brothers did to him. He went through some pretty hard times, but God had a greater purpose for the hardships that Joseph endured by saving many lives. Joseph told his brothers when it was all over " thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive." Gen 50:20
---tofurabby on 7/6/06

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I believe that once you know God, you ask out of need and not want and he is hust able and wealthy enough, generous enough to give good, perfect gifts to his children, my testamoney this week was to thank God for what he has done for me in my life, there's been Nothing I have asked for he has not provided. Bless God.
---Carla5754 on 7/6/06

Our petitions to a Holy God and loving Father according to His will already have the "yes and amen" in Christ to the glory of God by us. The confidence that we have is that He hears us...and if He hear us, we have the petitions granted with His yes and amen.
---Linda6563 on 7/6/06

I like to look at this Scripture in light of the word "petitions". What is a petition? It is a request that requires the signature of someone higher to seal it. In the world, people draw up petitions and have a lot of people sign their names to express how important the petition is to them. The more names on the petition, the more important the petition looks.
---Linda6563 on 7/6/06

If it is the will of God, He will give us our hearts desire.
---shira on 7/6/06

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