Posted on May 8, 2019 in Daily Devotionals, May

Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | May 8, 2019 – ASK AND YOU WILL RECEIVE – Matthew 7:7-10. 

Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | May 8, 2019. Enrich and Sustain your relationship with Jesus reading our daily devotional  Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?  – Matthew 7:7-10.

Ask and it shall be given you; seek and ye shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth – Matthew 7:7-10

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seek and ye shall find
knock and it shall be opened
For every one that asketh receiveth Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth – Matthew 7:7-10
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Ask and it shall be given you
seek and ye shall find
knock and it shall be opened
For every one that asketh receiveth Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth – Matthew 7:7-10

Beloved, of a true, there is only one way to reach God and get our desired response. That one way is praying until you receive, not just praying for some time. God had given His saints and you are  included, assurance of answer to prayers, see some of them,,because, they are innumerable.

Psalms 50:15: And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.

Isaiah 65:24. And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

Jeremiah 33:3: Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

Jeremiah 29:12-13. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

Beloved, when you are asking God for something, you must face Him alone.

Psalms 34:5. They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.

Psalms 62:5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.

You must not have a mind for alternative means, meaning that, if prayer fail, that you shall revert to something else. When you have such a disposition, God that knows the end from the beginning, will not respond to such prayers.  See what He says. Ask and if you have not received. Then, seek. If response has not come. Then, knock.

Matthew 7:7-10. Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

See an instance of praying until the answer came.

Genesis 32:24-28. And Jacob was left alone; and there wrestled a man with him until the breaking of the day. And when he saw that he prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh; and the hollow of Jacob’s thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled with him. And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. And he said unto him, What is thy name? And he said, Jacob. And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.

Beloved,  you have no reason not to trust God and pray in faith. Saints of old prayed and they received and you also shall receive in Jesus name.

1 Kings 3:5: ¶In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what I shall give thee.

Psalms 10:17: LORD, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

Psalms 86:5: For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee.

Psalms 145:18-19  The LORD is nigh unto all them that call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.  He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.

However, make sure, you are saintly and that your life is free of sin. This is because sin will hinder the prayer of anyone and everyone, including you. See what the Bible says.

Psalms 66:18. If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:

Proverbs 28:9. He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

Isaiah 59:1-2. Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

But if you are saintly. Be sure your prayer shall be answered.

1 John 3:22: And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

Dearly beloved, our Lord lived a victorious life, during His earthly ministry. This was because, He lived a life of prevailing, persistent and persevering prayer lifestyle. See it.
Jesus prayed early in the morning

Mark 1:35. And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed.

Jesus prayed alone in the mountain after preaching..

Matthew 14:23 And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.

Jesus prayed all night

Luke 6:12. And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.

Jesus prayed until He received response from the Father.

Luke 22:41-44. And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

These lessons He taught His followers in Bible days and followers of all ages including you. That first, seek the kingdom of God and his righteousness.

Matthew 6:33: But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Secondly, pray in faith to your Father in heaven.

Hebrews 11:6: But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him

Thirdly, pray  and persevere until you receive.

Matthew 7:7-10. Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

Luke 11:9-13. And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

Luke 18:1 And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

See the example of believers in Bible days, so do likewise. Don’t relent in prayer until you receive.

Acts 12:1-11. Now about that time Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the church. And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.) And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people. Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him. And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison. And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands. And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thy sandals. And so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me. And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel; but thought he saw a vision. When they were past the first and the second ward, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city; which opened to them of his own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and forthwith the angel departed from him. And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews.

See assurance and reassurance that, your prayers shall be answered in due time.

Matthew 21:22: And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

Mark 11:24: Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

John 14:13 -14. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

John 15:7: If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

John 15:16: Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

John 16:23 -24. And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.

Romans 12:12: Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

Ephesians 6:18: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

Colossians 4:2: Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

James 1:5 -16. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 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.

James 5:15: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

Dearly beloved, the only thing you must watch against is sin. That alone can hinder your prayers from being answered.

John 9:31. Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.

1 Peter 3:7: Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with themaccording to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

But once that is settled and you are living consistent biblical holiness of life. Be sure your prayers shall be answered.

1 John 3:22: And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

1 John 5:14 -15. 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.

JESUS ENCOURAGED HIS FOLLOWERS AND YOU, TO CONTINUE IN PRAYER, TILL YOU RECEIVE AND UNTO THE END.
Friend, the blessed Holy Spirit gave an all important counsel to believers like you, looking forward to be part of the dawning rapture. It is for you to always watch in prayer.  It shall not elude you in Jesus name. See them.

1 Peter 4:7. But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer

Matthew 24:42: ¶Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

Matthew 25:13: Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Mark 13:33-37. Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

Luke 21:34: ¶And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.

Luke 21:36: Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

Revelation 16:15: Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

This is because, even though God answers prayer, but then, a time shall come when He will not answer again. This is after death. Prayer can only be answered on this side of heaven. But after death. God does not answer prayer again.

Isaiah 55:6-7. ¶Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:b Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

So make sure like this malefactor who was already at the verge of death, prayer and got answer from Jesus. Now is the time, you too must pray, this is because, you do not know what shall happen to you in thirty minutes time.

Luke 23:39-43. And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in paradise.

But then, before  your prayer for the rapture shall be answered, make sure you commit yourself to corrections , our Lord shall be drawing your attention to. See this example of corrections our Lord gave to a church, which might be applicable to you too.

Revelation 3:15-19. I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

Friend, go ahead and pray perseveringly and God shall answer all your prayers in Jesus name

Matthew 7:7-10. Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

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Matthew 7:7-10
Ask and it shall be given you
seek and ye shall find
knock and it shall be opened
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Ask and it shall be given you
seek and ye shall find
knock and it shall be opened
For every one that asketh receiveth Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth – Matthew 7:7-10
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Ask and it shall be given you
seek and ye shall find
knock and it shall be opened
For every one that asketh receiveth Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth – Matthew 7:7-10
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Ask and it shall be given you
seek and ye shall find
knock and it shall be opened
For every one that asketh receiveth Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth – Matthew 7:7-10
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Ask and it shall be given you
seek and ye shall find
knock and it shall be opened
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knock and it shall be opened
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seek and ye shall find
knock and it shall be opened
For every one that asketh receiveth Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth – Matthew 7:7-10