We are told that if we ask for something in accordance with God’s will, then it will be given to us. “You have not because you ask not”..
We are also told to not doubt, because if we doubt then we shouldn’t expect to receive what we prayed for.
In the face of john 10:10 we see that it was Jesus plan to give us life, and to have it in abundance, so why are we not living in the fullness of his plan?
The reason is also found in John 10:10
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full”
This is because Satan is stealing it from us, which brings me back to the command we have recieved to not doubt, let me explain..
When we are told to not doubt, this is a matter of what we know and believe, it is not a matter of feelings.
What we know is that Jesus came to give us life. We know that he came to give us peace and reconciliation to God. He came to set the captives free. This is what we know.
What happens is that Satan will come and whisper lies in your ears. He will say “it is impossible”, “God doesnt want you to be free rather suffering is his lot for you” and “you cannot overcome “. Now being carnal humans we hear these thoughts and identify them as our own. We have automatic feelings that result from such thoughts then we think of that verse in James that warns us if we doubt we don’t receive. Also, Satan will tell you about every failure known to man.. to prove that your faith will fail. He will also tell you that only the rare and greatest preachers are able to perform miracles, but not you.
Allow me to point out the truth to you…
Lies, lies, lies, lies…
God says you have not because you ask not.. and we don’t ask because we doubt.
But we are not told that it is doubt when you have counterfeit thoughts cross your mind… this is like saying your guilty because your sister said it…
No, think about it.. do you believe God can perform miracles? Yes? Ok then you believe.. that is not doubt if you believe but rather we rebuke the lier, call him what he is and say out loud the truth that we know and truly believe “all things are possible to those who believe “.. take control of your thought life and speak life. Amen.
But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed