Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Ask Of Me

If you remain in me and my words remain in you, 
ask whatever you will, and it will be given you. 
John 15:7

Reader, I have always had trouble with this verse. Here
are some comments that I found helpful.

In creation God acts sovereignly and alone. But in the 
unfolding of HIs redemptive purposes, He wills it other-
wise. He chooses to unite with Himself human instru-
ments and share with them the excitement of creativity. 
The incarnation is part of the working out of this plan.

In sending His Son to become a man, God revealed in 
a new way His purpose to limit Himself to working in 
and through a relationship with man. The vital, indis-
pensable part of this working relationship is prayer. 
God communicated His will to the Son in the intensive 
exercise of prayer that occupied so many of our Lord's 
nights in desert places.

This brings us to the basic divine principle in prayer--
that God unites His people with Himself in whatever He 
wants to do, first leading them to pray and then giving 
the thing for which He burdened them to pray.

The same principle is taught by the Lord Jesus in His
Upper Room discourse under the symbolism of the vine 
and the branches. Abiding in Him is the condition He 
established for our asking and His actingWhat had 
been set up.  Arthur Matthews

You see, reader, it all comes back to one word, "abiding."
Jesus says, "without Him, we can do nothing." I wonder
if when we are judged at the Judgement Seat of Christ,
it will be for what Jesus has done through us, His power
not ours?
It is always about Him.
The judgement is not for sins because those have been
paid for.

His Glorious Indwelling!!!!

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