“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:”
Brothers and Sisters many of you have Asked, Sought and Knocked with no return of an Answer, bringing no Peace. Many of you because of this have gone astray, satisfying your flesh. Many of you do not even understand why you have No Answer, No Peace. Too many have taken this Scripture and have twisted it to your own fleshly understanding. That if according to this Scripture in your understanding, you should be able to ask whatever you want and Receive An Answer. You believe that if I just push harder, push longer in what I want then I will Gain That I Desire. You think that if you continue to Knock, continue to Pursue then it will be as You Say.
There could be one of three reasons why there is No Answer, No Peace. We need to understand that this Scripture was not for our Fleshly Desires, for those things that would produce Sin In Our Lives. This Scripture is one that should take Thought Of Whom Our God Is.
“6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. 7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.”
This Scripture and the following gives us the Answer to the First Reason. That is, Jesus, Our Lord and Savior did nothing, said nothing that was against The Father, for they Are One in all manner of Life. So then if I am not Living According to Jesus which is According To The Father’s Will then why should I get an Answer?
“10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. 11 Believe me that I [am] in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake. 12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater [works] than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. 13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do [it].”
We need to Understand that all of the Miracles, all that Jesus Spoke were to Prove He Was The Son Of God The Father. Jesus did not do things According To The Flesh, but According To The Spirit.
You get so confused about the Old Testament and the New Testament, you think that Jesus came to make things easier on our Lives To Do What Ever We Want. But the Truth of the matter is this; Jesus came to Die In Your Place For Sin, which is Weighed According To The Father’s Will.
So then, the First Reason is that you must Ask According To Jesus, The Fathers Will and Not According To Your Flesh.
“Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.”
Jesus put the Conclusion of this fact into one statement…
“If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
The second Reason of No Answer, No Peace is that Jesus, through The Holy Spirit has told you to do something and you have not done it According To His Word, His Will…you are Walking In Disobedience.
“5 And the king of Syria said, Go to, go, and I will send a letter unto the king of Israel. And he departed, and took with him ten talents of silver, and six thousand [pieces] of gold, and ten changes of raiment. 6 And he brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying, Now when this letter is come unto thee, behold, I have [therewith] sent Naaman my servant to thee, that thou mayest recover him of his leprosy. 7 And it came to pass, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he rent his clothes, and said, [Am] I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man doth send unto me to recover a man of his leprosy? wherefore consider, I pray you, and see how he seeketh a quarrel against me. 8 And it was [so], when Elisha the man of God had heard that the king of Israel had rent his clothes, that he sent to the king, saying, Wherefore hast thou rent thy clothes? let him come now to me, and he shall know that there is a prophet in Israel. 9 So Naaman came with his horses and with his chariot, and stood at the door of the house of Elisha. 10 And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean. 11 But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the LORD his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper. 12 [Are] not Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? may I not wash in them, and be clean? So he turned and went away in a rage. 13 And his servants came near, and spake unto him, and said, My father, [if] the prophet had bid thee [do some] great thing, wouldest thou not have done [it]? how much rather then, when he saith to thee, Wash, and be clean? 14 Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean. 15 And he returned to the man of God, he and all his company, and came, and stood before him: and he said, Behold, now I know that [there is] no God in all the earth, but in Israel: now therefore, I pray thee, take a blessing of thy servant.”
2 Kings 5:5-15
“1 Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in. 2 And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, [and] the mighty men of valour. 3 And ye shall compass the city, all [ye] men of war, [and] go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days. 4 And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams’ horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets. 5 And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long [blast] with the ram’s horn, [and] when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him.”
Brothers and Sisters Understand these Scriptures!!! That Naaman could not do According To His Desire, which the first was to see Elijah Face to Face, the second was to Dip In Other Waters then what was instructed him to do, the third thing was Naaman had to dip into the Jordan River Seven Times. If Naaman had done any one of these three things to His Satisfaction, he would not have been Healed.
The Second Scripture, The Walls Of Jericho, if the Children Of Israel did not Know Their God, none of this would have ever happened. But God, The Father, had Specific Orders Of Engagement, then had to go around this city Seven Times, but had to do it in a Specific Layout. The Ark of the Covenant went first, with Seven Priests with Rams Horn Before The Ark. Only the Men Of War, No Women, No Children, No Weak were Appointed to go Around the city Seven Times. They were to do this Once A Day, for Seven Days and on the Seventh Day the Priest were to Blow The Rams Horns and Everyone Else had to Shout a Great Shout. When they Followed The Exact Directions Of The Father, the Walls Of Jericho Fell. If they would have done their Own Desires, Doing Things Their Fleshly Way, then the Walls Of Jericho would have Never Fallen.
There is Nothing Too Small, nor is there Anything Too Large that can be Used As An Excuse for Not Walking In Obedience. If Jesus, through The Holy Spirit says, “…you must shave every day and not grow hair on your face…” and you do it anyways because You Think what harm will it bring if I do, then you are Walking In Disobedience and Judgement may be required. If Jesus, through The Holy Spirit send you a Messenger, then OBEY THEM, your very Life may depend on it. If Jesus, through The Holy Spirit Sets someone Over You, a Mentor, to Watch Over Your Soul and they tell you “…that every day you must read out of the Book Of Psalms…” or that “…you must Call every week…” and you do not, then You Are Walking In Disobedience. If Jesus, through The Holy Spirit, says, “… you must… “ and You Do Not, then, You Are Walking In Disobedience.
Brothers and Sisters YOU MUST UNDERSTAND, that Walking In Disobedience carries an Outcome Of Punishment unless WE REPENT!!! This is the Biggest Issue with The Church, you say whatever, claim that Jesus said, when He did not, you do whatever, claiming that Jesus told you to do it, when He did not. If you do not believe this, the proof is in the Splinter’s. I’ll let you ponder that one with this Scripture…
“3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 [There is] one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 One God and Father of all, who [is] above all, and through all, and in you all.”
The last possible Reason of No Answer, No Peace is that You, Brothers and Sisters are IMPATIENT or The Holy Spirit cannot Answer You because of Other Issues you know nothing about!!! We Live in a Fast Paced, Electronical Engineered Society that we think that if we Speak or Push A Button it should have already been done. Too many times do we think that if God does not answer me Right This Minute then disaster will come or that God does not hear us. Looking at these following Scriptures we must conclude that there are things Unseen that many do not understand.
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places].”
“2 In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks. 3 I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled. 4 And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, as I was by the side of the great river, which [is] Hiddekel; 5 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins [were] girded with fine gold of Uphaz: 6 His body also [was] like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude. 7 And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves. 8 Therefore I was left alone, and saw this great vision, and there remained no strength in me: for my comeliness was turned in me into corruption, and I retained no strength. 9 Yet heard I the voice of his words: and when I heard the voice of his words, then was I in a deep sleep on my face, and my face toward the ground. 10 And, behold, an hand touched me, which set me upon my knees and [upon] the palms of my hands. 11 And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling. 12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. 13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia. 14 Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision [is] for [many] days.”
Daniel, our Brother, fasted for Three Weeks concerning a matter and in that Three Weeks he did not Receive, not even a whisper, a sign that his Prayer was even heard. He did not Receive his answer until the Fourth Week after his fasting and praying. Daniel had given up for an Answer because he thought he had not been heard, that is why he broke his fast after three weeks. Daniel also did not understand that there was a mighty battle that was taking place in the Spiritual Realm that he could not comprehend…but his Answer did come.
Sometimes God cannot give us an answer because we do not see what lies ahead, nor can we at times even understand that the Silence Is For Our Protection. Sometimes we ask for things that may seem right in our own eyes, but when God sees All Things, He may see that it would bring great harm to you or others if He were to answer your prayer.
When there is No Answer, or No Peace we must first Examine Our Lives to make sure we have not Sinned and if we find that we have, then we must Repent Immediately. We must Examine if our Request is of a Fleshly Desire and not to God’s Glory. Then after these, we must Walk In Faith, Trusting Jesus that He has heard our Prayers but the Time is not Right For The Answer or that there are Spiritual things going on that He is taking care of on our behalf to His Glory.
Brothers and Sisters our Walk is not an easy one, but at times it becomes very difficult. But let us make sure the Difficultness that we face are not of Our Own Making, be Patient, Always Trusting Jesus, for He Is The Answer!!!
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen.”
Amen and Amen!!!
Be Blessed in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior!!!
Amen and Amen!!!