Tag: Receive

Then What’s Next To Do?

Oswald Chambersby Oswald Chambers

Everyone who asks receives… —Luke 11:10

Ask if you have not received. There is nothing more difficult than asking. We will have yearnings and desires for certain things, and even suffer as a result of their going unfulfilled, but not until we are at the limit of desperation will we ask. It is the sense of not being spiritually real that causes us to ask. Have you ever asked out of the depths of your total insufficiency and poverty? “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God…” (James 1:5), but be sure that you do lack wisdom before you ask. You cannot bring yourself to the point of spiritual reality anytime you choose. The best thing to do, once you realize you are not spiritually real, is to ask God for the Holy Spirit, basing your request on the promise of Jesus Christ (see Luke 11:13). The Holy Spirit is the one who makes everything that Jesus did for you real in your life.

Everyone who asks receives….” This does not mean that you will not get if you do not ask, but it means that until you come to the point of asking, you will not receive from God (see Matthew 5:45). To be able to receive means that you have to come into the relationship of a child of God, and then you comprehend and appreciate mentally, morally, and with spiritual understanding, that these things come from God.

If any of you lacks wisdom….” If you realize that you are lacking, it is because you have come in contact with spiritual reality— do not put the blinders of reason on again. The word ask actually means “beg.” Some people are poor enough to be interested in their poverty, and some of us are poor enough spiritually to show our interest. Yet we will never receive if we ask with a certain result in mind, because we are asking out of our lust, not out of our poverty. A pauper does not ask out of any reason other than the completely hopeless and painful condition of his poverty. He is not ashamed to beg— blessed are the paupers in spirit (see Matthew 5:3).

by Oswald Chambers

You Can’t Hear A Scripture Twice

Jonathan Cahn by Jonathan Cahn

How many times have you heard the same scripture repeated over and over? How many times have you heard John 3:16 quoted… a hundred times – a thousand times? But really, you’ve never heard the same scripture twice. Your ears may have listened to the sound of it before, your mind may have pondered the thought of it before, but you can never hear the same scripture twice even if it’s the same verse. God speaks now, and His Word is always new. It doesn’t matter if you’ve heard the same verse every minute of every hour of every day of every year of your life. God will speak a new word to you through that same scripture, and it will change your life if you receive it anew. So don’t think that you’ve heard it all because you haven’t. God’s got a word to speak to you that you’ve never heard before. So open up your Bible and your heart. Receive the new life-changing Word that God has to give you right now. It’ll change your life if you receive it. And you’ve never ever heard it before.

Today’s Mission – Today, open up your Bible and receive the new life-changing Word that God has to give you right now- Receive it as for the first time – and live it!

by Jonathn Cahn