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He Will Give Good Things

The Spirit Of The Lord

36: He Will Give The Holy Spirit To Those Who Ask

Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? (Matthew 7:9 NKJV)

“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him! (Matthew 7:11 NKJV

If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” Luke 11:13

God promised us :

1. The Holy Spirit

2. Good things

This is a glorious promise from our Heavenly Father, however so many people are not enjoying the fullness of the Holy Spirit. Many people are also not enjoying good things. So, why is it that it seems impossible for many people to enjoy the fullness of the Holy Spirit and good things? It is because nothing good comes easily.

The Kingdom of God suffers violence and only the violent take it by force. We must take it by force not by complaining or crying. Taking it by force requires forceful, aggressive, persistent, praying, asking, seeking and knocking.

Also, when the Bible says the Kingdom of God is within us it means that the Holy Spirit who makes God’s Kingdom a reality on earth is within us. The Holy spirit is heaven on earth because He is heavenly and is from heaven and constantly carries the presence and anointing of Heaven. In order to taste the fullness of Holy Spirit who manifests God’s Kingdom, we must be spiritually violent and aggressive not docile and lazy.

We must ask, if we do not ask, we will not receive. We must position ourselves to receive and never give up.

For us to receive good things we must desire them and pray fervently with passion and holiness. We must approach God’s throne with focus and determination. God has promised us good things so we must not be shy, lazy or confused in asking. We must also be expectant and confident and not doubt because God does not like double mindedness and timidity. We must pray with boldness and faith.

Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him (1 John 3:21 – 3:22 ESV)

And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. (1 John 5:14 ESV)

When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. James 4:3

In our asking, prayers and desires, we must not place those good things or blessings above God, His word or love of God and others. Every thing must be in the right order and perspective because God is a God of order and intelligence. We must value goodness, love, purity, spiritual blessings and the fullness of the Holy Spirit above good things. The personification of every and all good things is the fullness and gifts of the Holy spirit.

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16

If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do. James 1:5-8

It is more important to receive the crowning fullness of the Holy Spirit than to pray for good things. It is biblical and not bad to pray for good things {Give us today our daily bread.Matthew 6:11} but when we are filled with the Holy Spirit, we will have clean auras and will easily attract good things and the blessings of God. When the Holy Ghost is upon us we will not spend long hours, shouting, screaming, praying and asking. Jesus and Paul never screamed when they prayed – there is no record or evidence of that in the Bible.

So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.” John 11:41-42

God will hear us before we open our mouths and even if He does not answer us, He will tell us why. When Paul’s prayer for God to remove the thorn in the flesh was not answered, God told him why. If we are not praying according to His plans and purposes for our lives and are asking amiss, He will tell us and we will not spend hours asking for something that opposes God’s will and purpose.

May God give us the grace to persist in praying for the fullness of the Holy Spirit till we are soaked to overflowing and our cups run over. May we be wet, filled and soaked with the latter rain in Jesus name. May His great glory rest upon us until we taste heaven on earth.

 

 

 

 

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11 Comments

  1. holyrude says:

    Thank you x

  2. Very beautiful, we all have to make an effort with our connection with God

  3. Nothing good comes easily. I had not thought of asking for God’s Spirit and the good things that flow from the Spirit’s presence in my heart as something to be taken with force, but it does make sense for a person to be convicted and persistent in prayer and attitude. My weakness is letting go of doubt (which betrays an inner need to control the situation on m own terms). I would love to get to a place where I can boldly, confidently ask for God’s goodness with no doubt in my heart….

    • laurabon says:

      Your words are very enlightening and full of self awareness and a high level of consciousness. You have analyzed the human dilemma relating to self dependence and God dependence so well. It is our inability to let go and our inner need to control that limits all of us. We are all born with that propensity for self dependence and doubt as a result of the fall in Eden. Thank you for the beautiful contribution to this discussion and topic.

      May God give us the grace to fully depend on Him and persist in asking for the fullness of His presence until we bask in His glory. ❤️❤️❤️🙏

  4. A wonderful promise! God bless you. 🤗

  5. Anonymous says:

    Very interesting to read and eye opening. Thank you for the words.

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